June 29, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I should reply to the question. For some little time past the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has been seeking to arrange a meeting in London of the prime ministers of the British commonwealth during either the summer or the autumn months. My hon. friend will have noticed a statement by Mr. Attlee that he had not found it possible to arrange for the meeting during the summer months on account of inability to get the different prime ministers together at that time, but that he does expect a meeting to be held in October.
I presume the meeting will be similar to the meeting of prime ministers held two years ago, and that it will be one in which matters of general interest to all the nations of the commonwealth will .be discussed. I am not aware, however, that any definite agenda has thus far been arranged.

Topic:   COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO ANNOUNCEMENT OF AUTUMN MEETING
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