5. Mr. CREECH JONES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information concerning the negotiations between Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini which took place before, and concerned, the Abyssinian campaign; and whether a document sent by the German officials to Signor Mussolini on the military prospects of such a campaign was sent to the Foreign Office, on what date, and what were its contents?
§ 11. Mr. PARKER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty to what extent the special measures taken in connection with the Italo-Abyssinian dispute represent an acceleration of naval construction, and why this acceleration was necessary as a special measure?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lord Stanley)
The only special measure of acceleration arising directly from the Italo-Abyssinian dispute was the purchase of 20 trawlers. The reasons for this and any other alterations to our existing programmes were fully debated on Monday last.