HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 cc2491-2W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has communicated proposals to the New Zealand and other overseas Dominion Governments for a non-party round-table conference; when and where is it proposed to meet; who will be the representatives of the several overseas Dominions; and what is the nature of the agenda of the proposed business?


If, as I gather, the hon. Member is referring to the Press telegram from New Zealand which appeared in the "Times" of 5th July, the answer is that, following on the statement made by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on 6th June, communications are proceeding between His Majesty's Government and the Dominion Governments as to the possibility of improving the present system of consultation on matters of foreign policy and general Imperial interest. The correspondence, however, has not reached a stage where any detailed statement could usefully be made.

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