§ 13. Mr. MABANE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now any information to give the House with regard to the economic arrangements made between Italy, Austria and Hungary consequent upon the signature of the Rome Protocol; and what effect these arrangements have upon our economic position in Central Europe?
§ Sir J. SIMON
I understand that agreements between Italy and Austria and Italy and Hungary respectively were signed at Rome on the 14th May. Pending the ratification and publication of these agreements, I am unable to reply to the last part of my hon. Friend's question, but the effect of these agreements on the trade of this country will naturally be watched with close attention by His Majesty's Government.