HC Deb 19 January 1937 vol 319 c33
68. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any statement to make regarding negotiations for an Anglo-Italian Mediterranean pact?

Mr. Eden

The text of the Agreement recently reached with Italy has been made available in the form of a White Paper (Command 5348). I hope to have an opportunity of dealing with the substance of the Agreement later this afternoon. Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will be good enough to wait till then.

Mr. Bellenger

Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been called to the statement made by the Duce that the event of a Soviet form of Government occurring in Spain, would alter the status quo in the Mediterranean, and bow would that affect this pact?

Mr. Eden

I can only repeat that I hope the hon. Gentleman will await my statement.

Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

May I ask whether, in the course of that statement, the right hon. Gentleman will deal specifically with the question of the Balearic Islands?

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir.