§ 17. Mr. A. Henderson
asked the Prime Minister the conditions which, in the view of His Majesty's Government are essential to justify confidence that a world conference would secure a real settlement of all outstanding international problems; and what action His Majesty's Government are willing to take to prepare the ground for holding such a conference?
§ The Prime Minister
In the opinion of His Majesty's Government such a conference could only succeed if accompanied by a general feeling of confidence that all the participating Governments sincerely desired a just settlement, and intended to keep both in the spirit and the letter any pledge or undertaking given as a result of the conference. His Majesty's Government will always do their best to promote such a spirit of confidence but can only succeed if other Governments make a like effort.