Oral Answers to Questions — Carribean Colonies.

– in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can make a statement on the co-operation between the British Colonial and American authorities in economic research and welfare in the Carribean Colonies; and whether seeing Canada's close association with these Colonies, that Dominion is sharing in the co-operation?

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

It is not yet possible to make any statement on this subject, although I hope that this may be possible in the near future.

Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

Is it possible to give an answer to the second part of my Question? Is Canada being invited to take part in these discussions?

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

I prefer not to reply until the negotiations now proceeding are complete.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

Are negotiations going on at the present time with regard to this matter?