HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 cc5-6W
51. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Prime Minister if he will ask the forthcoming Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference to consider organising and financing the proposed Antarctic expedition as a joint Commonwealth enterprise.

The Prime Minister

We have it in mind to speak to the Prime Ministers concerned about this while they are here.

53. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Prime Minister the main points on the agenda for the forthcoming Prime Ministers' Conference; and whether he will propose that issues involved in the relationship of the Commonwealth nations should receive consideration.

The Prime Minister

The meeting of Commonwealth Prime Ministers has been arranged to enable them to consider together in an intimate and informal way, as has been the practice at such meetings over a period of years, all the important questions in the world today that are currently of interest to them. They certainly will wish to discuss the international situation and recent developments in foreign affairs and to review progress in the economic and financial field.

The hon. Member will no doubt realise that, having regard to the private character of the meetings, it would be difficult for me to go into further detail this afternoon.