HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c913
1. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether consultations with our Allies on the subject of war and peace aims have now been concluded; and whether a statement will be made at an early date, in view of the powerful assistance in the winning of the war such a declaration of future intentions would render if made known to the enemy and throughout the world?

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Butler)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply to his Question of 21st January, to which I have nothing to add.

Mr. Mander

Can my right hon. Friend say how long this procrastination and delay are going on; does not he realise that there is very great interest throughout this country and in the world in the statement of our peace aims?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir, I certainly realise that, and I think the country also realises the force of the Prime Minister's observations of 21st January.

Mr. Mander

Does not my right hon. Friend realise that it is not enough simply to say that we want to beat Hitler, and that we want something rather further than that?

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