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A Scientific Approach to the Colonial Problem

    Naturevolume 140pages739741 (1937) | Download Citation



    THE Prime Minister has consented to receive a deputation on Monday next in support of a petition urging that the Government should take the initiative in promoting an inquiry into the fundamental causes of rivalry and unrest among the nations, by inviting all other fully self-governing States or Dominions to combine in setting up expert commissions to ascertain and report upon the basic facts in regard to such questions as access to raw materials and world markets, colonial development and the problem of surplus populations, etc. This proposal for fact-finding commissions is, of course, no novel idea ; but the influential support which the petition has received indicates how rapidly the idea is gaining ground.

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