§ 2. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will represent to the Italian Government that, in the matter of the Italo-Abyssinian dispute, it is for this country a matter of honour and vital interest not to default on our obligations under the Covenant of the League of Nations?
§ Mr. EDEN
I presume the hon. Member is referring to the situation which would arise if Italy were to resort to war in disregard of her obligations under the Covenant of the League. Such a situation has not yet arisen, and I earnestly trust will not arise. His Majesty's Government are determined to continue their endeavours in co-operation with the Governments of other countries to bring about a settlement of this dispute by peaceful means.
§ Mr. MANDER
Am I right in assuming that the attitude of His Majesty's Government is rightly described in my question?
§ Mr. THORNE
May I ask whether the Government are going to publish the reasons why the Committee which was set up to investigate this matter disagreed?