HC Deb 10 November 1926 vol 199 c1056
5. Viscount SANDON

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Italian Mission to Arabia last August has resulted in any treaty or understanding; if so, whether His Majesty's Government are aware of its terms; whether the League of Nations have been informed; and whether British interests are protected?


Yes, Sir; a treaty of friendship and commerce between Italy and the Yemen was signed at Sanaa on the 2nd September, 1926, and its terms have been communicated by the Italian Government to His Majesty's Government. I am unaware whether they have also been communicated to the League of Nations. The treaty is essentially pacific and commercial in character; it contained nothing contrary to British interests.