§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Prime Minister what is the attitude of His Majesty's Government to the French request for a representation of France on the Combined Boards in Washington; and whether he will consider setting up an Anglo-French Production and Supply Committee to work for peace-time reconstruction and expansion of Anglo-French economic collaboration in a similar way as the Combined Production and Resources Board in Washington works in respect of Anglo-American war-time economic co-ordination.
§ Mr. George Hall
I have been asked to reply. No formal request for membership of the Combined Boards has been received from the French Government, but arrangements have been made with the approval of His Majesty's Government to associate them with the work of the Boards as appropriate. The Combined Production and Resources Board was set up as a war-time organisation and the question of future economic co-operation with the French will have to be considered in the wider context of post-war economic arrangements.