HC Deb 14 October 1942 vol 383 c1605
46. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Prime Minister when the last meeting of those leaders of the United Nations located in Britain was held; and whether it is proposed that these meetings shall take place at regular intervals in the future?

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

The last Allied Conference was held on 13th January, 1942. Like earlier meetings it was held for a specific purpose, and further meetings will doubtless be arranged as occasion requires. It would not be desirable to hold formal meetings at stated intervals.

Sir T. Moore

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that if these meetings were regularly held, it would not only promote co-operation in the war effort but might well lay the foundation for lasting peace in post-war Europe?

Mr. Attlee

I do not think that it would be useful to hold these meetings at the moment.