11 NOVEMBER 1932, Page 28


The problems to be discussed at the Conference will be numerous and varied, and I doubt not there will even be divergence of opinion as to causes of the depression and the need for international co-operation- in -overcoming them. I entirely agree, however, with a writer in last week's Economist, who emphasizes three main essentials for definitely favourable results following upon the Con- ference. In the first place the Conference must result in a greater assurance with regard to international peace, in the second place a clear understanding should be reached on the whole question of Reparations and International Debts, and - in the third place - there must be agreement as to the necessity for removing wherever it is possible'all barriers to the free interchange between nations of goods and services.