HC Deb 29 April 1941 vol 371 cc344-5
37. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether he will provide facilities for discussing the Motion in the name of the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton approving the declarations of British war and peace aims, made in March by His Majesty's Ambassador to the United States in New York, since published as a White Paper?

[That this House wholeheartedly approves the declarations of British war and peace aims made in March by His Majesty's Ambassador to the United Slates of America, in New York, including as they did co-operation between nations for mutual economic welfare, and, if need be, mutual defence; the establishment of an international order, admitting ordered change in the relations between States; a willingness to join hands with any State which genuinely seeks the peace and prosperity of the world by loyally observing its engagements, and by ensuring individual liberty within its borders; the Possibility of utilising the British Commonwealth, by reason of its geographical dispersion as the bridge of greater world unity; the necessity for treating in many respects the world in future as a single whole; the promotion of the common interest in the greatest possible interchange of goods and services; the maintenance after the war of sufficient armed strength to make effective the will of the nations resolved to preserve peace and freedom; a refusal to negotiate for peace with Hitler, and a declaration that we desire neither a vindictive peace nor territorial gains, but are going to see that steps are taken to ensure the world against the repetition of a war at the hands of Germany.]

The Prime Minister (Mr. Churchill)

No, Sir.

Mr. Mander

In view of the excellent reception with which this admirable declaration has met, will not the Prime Minister be good enough, in due course, to consider, the possibility of going still further?

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