HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 c1391
45. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability, in connection with international reconstruction after the war, of giving careful consideration to the possibility of inclusion within the British Commonwealth of Nations of other States desirous of being associated therewith on mutually agreeable terms?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom see no advantage in considering the possibility suggested by the hon. Member unless and until it arises in a practical form.

Mr. Mander

Would it not be to the great advantage of the peace of the world if other States who desire to join this British Commonwealth of Nations could do so, and will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough not to rule this out?