HC Deb 04 February 1932 vol 261 c274W

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, in view of the importance of the forthcoming Imperial Conference, he will give consideration to the advisability of inviting representation from the various Australian States at such a conference, in view of the fact that the land, mines, railways, forests, etc., are controlled exclusively by these States, in contra-disinction to the conditions prevailing with regard to other Dominions?


The practice is for His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia, and not for the State Governments, to be represented at meetings of the Imperial Conference. Any suggestion for altering this practice would be a matter for discussion, in the first instance, between the Governments of the States and the Commonwealth.