HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 c1338
3. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has considered the statement on the colour bar and racial discrimination issued by the Conference of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and Ireland and circulated to all hon. Members; and if the British delegates to the San Francisco Conference will bear constantly in mind the principles therein outlined, and will advocate them in any discussion that may take place on Colonial affairs and the relationships of great Powers and their dependent peoples.

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir. I have considered the statement to which the hon. Member refers. With regard to the second part of the Question, I would ask the hon. Member to await the reply to be given to-day to his Question by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies. This reply will indicate the general policy of His Majesty's Government in this matter; a policy which will be upheld by our delegates at San Francisco if the question arises there.

Mr. Driberģ

Will my right hon. Friend take into account the fact that that Question will almost certainly not be reached orally, and will he say whether the reply is generally favourable?

Mr. Eden

I do not think I could take the words out of the mouth of any colleague.

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