§ Mr. CHARLES DUNCAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether under any existing treaties the consent of England is required before Turkey can cede Tripoli to Italy?
§ The UNDER - SECRETARY for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer returned to his identical question of yesterday, and circulated with the Votes.
§ Mr. JOWETT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he knew beforehand of the intended invasion by Italy of Tripoli; and if he consented to it?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The answer is in the negative. It has already been stated, in answer to the hon. Member for East Mayo on the 2nd instant, that the first communication of any intention to occupy Tripoli that His Majesty's Government received was the declaration of war on September 30th. We at once expressed the intention of issuing a declaration of neutrality.