HC Deb 16 December 1942 vol 385 cc1894-5
6. Mr. Leslie

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government, in consultation with the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, are preparing a common programme of post-war economic co operation, so as to carry into effect the objects of the Atlantic Charter, the Lease-Lend Agreement and the Anglo-Russian Agreement?

Mr. Eden

Though no negotiations are at present in progress, His Majesty's Government have every intention of working with these and other United Nations towards such a common programme.

Mr. Leslie

Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the sooner this is done the better, that it will hearten the peoples now under German domination and be better for the world in general?

Mr. Eden

I think I can associate myself with my hon. Friend's remarks.

Mr. Mander

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether this comes under the work of the Paymaster-General or the Foreign Office?

Mr. Eden

It is work in which we are at present engaged in the Foreign Office in conjunction with my right hon. and learned Friend.