HC Deb 10 February 1932 vol 261 c865W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations he has received from any of the Colonies in favour of a closer commercial union with Great Britain?


I have received from many quarters in the Colonies official and unofficial expressions of a desire for the development of closer trade relations within the Empire. And as the Chancellor of the Exchequer pointed out in his speech, the strongest proof of that desire is to be found in the wide range of preferences which many Colonies have established.