§ 8. Mr. MARJORIBANKS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he proposes at any stage to consult the Italian Government as to the treaty with Egypt?
§ Mr. DALTON
No, Sir. But if the Italian Government wish to submit comments on the Treaty with Egypt in so far as it concerns the position of their nationals, I have no doubt that they will do so.
§ Mr. MARJORIBANKS
is the Under-Secretary aware that the statement of the Foreign Secretary might be construed, and has been construed, as a direct invitation to the Italian Government to intervene in Egypt in favour of Italian interests; and, as the Italian Government are directly concerned in this a matter to the extent of 50,000 Italians in Egypt, will he consult the Italian Government?
§ Mr. DALTON
I doubt whether the Italian Government need the assistance of the hon. Member in order to carry out its duty.
§ Mr. SKELTON
If it is necessary for the Under-Secretary to have communications with the Italian Government, will he treat them a little more courteously than he treats hon. Members in this House.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I wish to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government propose to-morrow to make any announcement to the House on the subject of the Egyptian negotiations?
There is a question on the Paper for to-morrow in the name of the right hon. Gentleman, and the Secretary of State will be present, and hopes that he may then be in a position to make some statement.