§ Mr. Lathan
(by Private Notice) asked the Minister without Portfolio whether he has any statement to make in regard to 1112 the question of dealing with the surplus produce of Australia and New Zealand during the war?
§ The Minister without Portfolio (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)
Yes, Sir. His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have been in consultation on this subject with His Majesty's Governments in the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand respectively, and I and the other Ministers concerned have had the advantage of oral discussion with the Prime Minister of Australia and more recently with the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Statements of principles have now been agreed upon as regards cooperative arrangements for dealing with the surplus produce of the two Dominions for the period of the war. Two White Papers, embodying the agreed terms, will be available to Members in the Vote Office after Questions.
§ Mr. Lathan
While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for the encouraging information that he has given, may I ask whether he contemplates a continuance of beneficial co-operation after the war?
§ Mr. Greenwood
Yes, Sir. My Noble Friend the Secretary of State for the Dominions and I are already in consultation with the Dominions on post-war questions with a view to continuing cooperation.