§ 1. Mr. Arthur Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government intend to draw the attention of the signatories to the Convention of St. Germain, 1919, to the breach thereof committed by the Italian Government in expelling British missionaries from Abyssinia?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
I am advised that it is doubtful whether the relevant article of the treaty could be used in this particular case, owing to the fact that His Majesty's Government have not recognised de jure the conquest of Abyssinia by Italy.
§ Mr. Henderson
Apart altogether from the question of de jure recognition of the Italian occupation of Abyssinia, is it not a fact that the Italian Government has bound itself in this treaty not to interfere with missionaries?