HC Deb 24 October 1939 vol 352 c1224W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the declared policy of His Majesty's Government to restrict aerial warfare to military objectives, he will consider approaching neutral powers, including the United States of America, with a view to their proposing, both to belligerents and non-belligerents, a code of aerial warfare, together with the means of reporting on its observation or violation?

Mr. Butler

No, Sir. His Majesty's Government have already clearly stated their policy in this matter and they do not consider that further action on their part would contribute towards ensuring a stricter observance of the rules. This is particularly so when the extreme difficulties of reporting on the observance or violation of the rules are borne in mind.