§ Sir P. Hannon
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he has been in communication with the Governments of Australia and New Zealand on the policy of co-operation between those Dominions for the development of Pacific trade and defence, which is under discussion at a conference which opened on 17th January; and if His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are represented at the conference.
§ Mr. Emrys-Evans
His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia have advised His Majesty's 201W Government in the United Kingdom as to this conference. It is understood that it is designed to effect an exchange of views between the Commonwealth and New Zealand Governments on Pacific questions as a preliminary to further consultation with His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and other interested Governments. There is accordingly no question of United Kingdom representation at the present conference.