§ 45. Mr. MANDER
asked the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make with reference to the plan disclosed by Mr. Pirow, and placed by him before the British Government when in London, for European Powers with African possessions to each give a portion in order to make room for Germany; and whether any of the Powers in question have been approached or have signified their willingness to enter into such an arrangement in any circumstances?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)
No such plan as that described by the hon. Member has been communicated to His Majesty's Government in the 1522 United Kingdom nor, so far as I am aware, to any other Government. The second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.
§ Mr. MANDER
Has not the Prime Minister seen the statement made by Mr. Pirow in the Press, and do I understand that there is no foundation whatever for the statement?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I have had my attention drawn to the statement, but, so far as I know, the answer which I have given is absolutely correct, from inquiries that I have made myself.