Oral Answers to Questions — War and Peace Aims.

– in the House of Commons on 29th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government is in complete agreement with the recent statements of war and peace aims made on behalf of the United States of America by Vice-President Wallace, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Winant, Mr. Acheson and Mr. Cordell Hull?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

A large and general measure of agreement exists between the two English-speaking democracies on fundamental principles and main objectives. There is also a great deal of harmony in language and expression.

Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

Is there any reason why the statements made by our representatives are always less intelligible than those made by American representatives?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I do not think that is so.