HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 cc644-5
45. Mr. De la Beère

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now give an assurance that, as distinct from the idea of an Anglo-American entente, the Government will not formulate a plan for a federal union between this country and America without a mandate from this country?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Churchill)

So great a change could not be brought about without the fullest public and Parliamentary discussions beforehand.

Mr. De la Bère

Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that, whereas the whole country wishes to extend entire good will and understanding to the American people, this does not amount to a desire to have federal union now or at any future date?

The Prime Minister

I do not think I have anything to add to my reply.