Oral Answers to Questions — National Peace Ballot.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1935.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East


asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the result of the National Peace Ballot, submitted to him by a recent deputation, which shows that 11,627,765 persons recorded their votes, showing a percentage of 97 per cent. in general support of the League of Nations, and that three persons out of every four who voted were in favour of military sanctions if necessary for the preservation of world order through the machinery of the League; and whether the Government will frame their foreign policy in conformity with the public opinion of the country as thus disclosed?