South American Republics.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 17th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

asked the Prime Minister whether any proposals have been made to the South American Republics who have severed diplomatic relations with our enemies, whereby war material would be placed at the disposal of these States on a lease-lend basis so soon as they engage in combatant action?

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull South West

I have been asked to reply. So far as His Majesty's Government are concerned the answer is, "No, Sir."

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that in the case of some countries these proposals have in the past been made too late?