§ 50. Mr. RADFORD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, to remove the misapprehension existing in Rome, as expressed recently by Baron Aloisi at Geneva, and in view of the fact that Italy is a co-guarantor with Britain under the terms of the Locarno Treaty, he will assure the Italian Government that His Majesty's Government have no intention of ignoring Italy in connection with the negotiations between the Locarno Powers but will always seek to co-operate fully with her?
§ Viscount CRANBORNE
The Italian Government have been represented at all the meetings of the Ministers of the Locarno Powers which have taken place since the reoccupation of the Rhineland by German armed forces on 7th March last.
§ Mr. RADFORD
Is the Noble Lord aware that in all the most responsible organs of the British Press on 11th April there was a definite description that at Geneva Baron Aloisi complained that they had been studiously ignored by the British Government?
§ Mr. MANDER
Is it not obviously quite impossible to co-operate with a. flagrant and unpunished aggressor?
§ Mr. RADFORD
Arising out of the original question and the reply of my Noble Friend, may I ask him whether, if someone has a co-guarantor, that does not minimise, obviously, the risks to the individual who has the co-guarantor, and he does not want to release his co-guarantor?