Mr. H. C. GREEN (Vancouver South):
I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. An Associated Press dispatch from London, published this morning in the Ottawa Citizen, states:
Britain and her four dominions have decided to stage a conference to formulate an empire peace policy for Japan, a dominions office spokesman disclosed today.
In addition to this, there have been dispatches, as the minister knows, during the last week or two with regard to a possible peace conference for Japan. It would be very helpful if the minister could give the house a statement with regard to the question.
Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): The first paragraph of the dispatch as cited by the hon. member is certainly inaccurate. Consideration is being given to various proposals for preliminary discussions among the members of the commonwealth on the Japanese peace settlement, but no final decision has yet been taken in regard to any of these proposals. At a convenient time I propose to make a fuller statement of the attitude being taken by this government in respect of the Japanese peace settlement.
Subtopic: JAPANESE PEACE SETTLEMENT-PRESS REPORT FROM LONDON