HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 c574
52. Viscount CURZON

asked the Prime Minister whether at the present moment there are large stores of food at Trieste; for whom these foodstuffs are intended; whether these foodstuffs could be used for the relief of starvation in Central Europe; who is responsible for the custody of the stores; whether there is any danger of attack upon Trieste by Gabriel D'Annunzio; and, if so, what action the Supreme Council propose to take to prevent it?


With regard to the first four parts of the question, the facts are that certain supplies of grain are being made available by the Italian Government for the relief of Austria. A first consignment of 6,000 tons is on its way to Vienna. His Majesty's Government do not anticipate the likelihood of Signor D'Annunzio attacking Trieste, as this town definitely passes to Italy by the Treaty of Peace with Austria. The last part, therefore, does not arise.

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