Oral Answers to Questions — Caribbean Commission (Canada).

– in the House of Commons on 12th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Prime Minister what steps have been taken to ensure the collaboration of Canada in the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission, whether by membership of the Commission or otherwise, in view of Canada's close economic association with the Caribbean Colonies?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

We have, of course, been in touch with the Canadian Government regarding the establishment of a Commission, and they have welcomed the proposal. Arrangements are being made for keeping the Canadian Government fully informed of the Commission's work, and we have no doubt that we can count on their collaboration as occasion may arise.

Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

Does that mean that the Canadian Government do not wish to be directly associated with the Commission?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The details of the Commission have not yet been fully explored.