§ 40. Mr. Mander
asked the Prime Minister whether he will provide facilities for the discussion of the Motion in the name of the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton on the subject of peace aims in view of the widespread public interest on this subject?
§ [That in the opinion of this House the effective propagation of the allied peace aims throughout the world would be a powerful weapon in assisting to win the war; that those terms should include the restoration of the freedom of all peoples over-run by Nazi or Fascist aggression during recent years; the provision of food to Continental nations immediately enemy arms are laid down and occupied territory evacuated, no negotiations with the present régimes in Germany and Italy; opportunities for the German and Italian people to choose for themselves whatever form of self-government they think fit; the setting up of a world organisation possessing such military force as will prevent further acts of aggression with suitable machinery for the peaceful settlement of international disputes through conciliation or third party judgment, and for the promotion of the economic unity of the world and the development of its resources for the benefit of all; the removal of unemployment, under-nourishment, bad housing and the lack of educational opportunities so that all races and creeds may live together in peace, liberty and security, enjoying the good things of life, both spiritual and physical and rendering service in return.]
§ The Prime Minister
The terms of the Motion standing in the name of my hon. Friend illustrate the very large measure of comprehension of British peace aims 1223 which prevails in this country and elsewhere. I do not think there is the slightest need for a Debate on this subject at present.
§ Mr. Mander
May we take it that the Prime Minister will see no objection to a Member taking such opportunities as are available to initiate a short Debate on the subject?