HC Deb 10 July 1950 vol 477 c76W
Captain Bullock

asked the Prime Minister whether in view of the numerous problems in the Far East which may, during the next few months, call for coordinated decisions by all members of the Commonwealth, he will now arrange to establish in London or at some other convenient point, some special organisation or committee which will be able to deal rapidly with the various decisions which may have to be taken.

Mr. Gordon-Walker

I have been asked to reply. There is already close and continual consultation between Commonwealth Governments on all major Far Eastern problems and in the view of the Government such consultation would not be facilitated by supplementing the existing machinery on the lines suggested by the hon. and gallant Member. As regards the general question of Commonwealth consultation, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given by the Prime Minister to a question on this subject on 29th June, and to the statement which I made in the Adjournment Debate on 4th July.