HC Deb 18 November 1941 vol 376 cc176-7
50. Mr. Leach

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the widespread public uneasiness respecting the present position of Indian, Burman, Ethiopian and Palestinian issues; and will he consider making some far-reaching democratic declaration on each of them to fit in with the Atlantic Charter?

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which I made on 9th September, to which I have nothing to add. As regards Ethiopia, the attitude of His Majesty's Government was made quite clear in the statement which my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary made in the House on 6th August last.

Dr. Russell Thomas

Does not the right hon. gentleman agree that the basis of sound strategy, whether it is in the East or anywhere else, is the willing cooperation of free peoples?

The Prime Minister

It sounds all right.