HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 cc696-7W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Prime Minister whether he will issue a White Paper in connection with the former German colonies showing the European and native population, the total exports, the total square mileage, how the colonies were divided, the names of the countries, and what was the square mileage handed over to each mandatory Power?

Mr. Butler

As the statistical information desired by the hon. Member is already available in various publications, my Noble Friend does not consider it necessary to issue a special White Paper.

Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, for the purpose of removing misapprehensions which may be harmful to peace, he will confirm the declaration of his predecessor that, in the event of any question arising regarding the future status of mandated territories, His Majesty's Government will not commit themselves to any settlement of the problem without first giving the House the fullest opportunity of discussing same?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, to a similar question by the hon. Member for Leeds, West, yesterday.