HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 cc380-1
5. Mr. Day

asked the Prime Minister what steps he has taken in the preliminary preparation for a world conference on the limitation of armaments and on the economic question; and with what success?

Mr. Butler

I would refer the hon. Member to the Prime Minister's reply to questions on this subject on 27th February, to which I have nothing to add.

Mr. Day

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any approaches have been made to the United States Government?

46. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether the speech of the Secretary of State for the Home Department represents the policy of the Government, when on 10th March he put forward the proposal that there should be a five-year plan for world pacification, involving collaboration between Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany, and Italy, with the blessing of the United States of America?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Simon)

My right hon. Friend was emphasising the obligation of the leading statesmen of Europe, each in his own way, to further the cause of peace. This is an objective, not only of His Majesty's Government, but also, I think, of every hon. Member of this House.

Mr. Mander

Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer be good enough to say whether this welcome advance remains the policy of the Government, in spite of the events of the last few days?

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