§ 100. Mr. Mander
asked the Prime Minister whether he is now able to make a statement with reference to the conference of the Inter-Governmental Committee on Refugees recently held in Washington, at the invitation of the President of the United States of America, to discuss the European refugee problem?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Butler)
The conference of the vice-chairmen of the Inter-Governmental Committee for Refugees was held in Washington from 17th October to 26th October at the invitation of President Roosevelt. My right hon. Friend the Paymaster-General, chairman 1029 of the committee, attended as the representative of His Majesty's Government. Full advantage was taken of the opportunity to discuss on an international basis the large-scale settlement of refugees in the changed circumstances due to the war. Agreement was reached on all the major issues which arose.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Is it not the case that the Government have decided to drop all idea of supplying any funds to these refugees?