Leaders' Conferences

Oral Answers to Questions — United Nations – in the House of Commons on 14th October 1942.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

asked the Prime Minister when the last meeting of those leaders of the United Nations located in Britain was held; and whether it is proposed that these meetings shall take place at regular intervals in the future?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The last Allied Conference was held on 13th January, 1942. Like earlier meetings it was held for a specific purpose, and further meetings will doubtless be arranged as occasion requires. It would not be desirable to hold formal meetings at stated intervals.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that if these meetings were regularly held, it would not only promote co-operation in the war effort but might well lay the foundation for lasting peace in post-war Europe?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I do not think that it would be useful to hold these meetings at the moment.