HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 c1222W
Mr. Price

asked the Prime Minister whether any definite schemes have been prepared with a view to putting forward, in the course of future international negotiations, proposals for the extension of the mandate system to all suitable colonial territories?

Mr. Butler

No, Sir. For reasons which have frequently been explained, His Majesty's Government do not consider that any practical purpose would be served by pursuing such proposals.