§ 53. Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government of Yugoslavia has appealed to this country for assistance in the preservation of order in Fiume; and whether the Government contemplate taking any steps in the matter?
The Serb-Croat-Slovene Government has drawn attention to the dangerous situation at Fiume, but in terms that have made is unnecessary that His Majesty's Government should take any action. I have reason to hope that the dispute will be settled by direct and friendly negotiations between the Italian and Jugo-Slav Governments, and I consider that any interference on the part of States not directly interested could only do harm.