§ The Prime Minister (Sir Winston Churchill)
The laws and custom of this country upon this subject are well known, and I am advised there is no need for new instructions.
§ Mr. Lewis
Is the Prime Minister aware that I and, I think, most of my hon. Friends are rather disappointed with his reply and we would have expected him to be more forthcoming? Will he make a wider statement, at least as strong as some statements of his Ministers, in condemning this practice, which has shown itself on many occasions, unfortunately, in this country?
§ Mr. Beresford Craddock
If my right hon. Friend is to make a statement on the matter, will he bear in mind the interest of the white man occasionally?
§ Mr. G. Thomas
Is the Prime Minister aware that this is no party issue but that it has already been a matter for discussion with some of his Departmental Ministers in the House and that the Minister of Education declines to withdraw recognition from private schools where a colour bar is practised?
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the question of colour bar has become a great factor in world affairs, and speeches, actions and deeds of Her Majesty's Government may have a tremendous effect on the future of the British Commonwealth?