§ 4. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information to give the House regarding the anti-British Italian propaganda in Palestine and Arabia; and whether he proposes to protest to the Italian Government against its continuance?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
His Majesty's Government take strong objection to this anti-British propaganda, and His Majesty's Ambassador in Rome has, on my instructions, more than once made representations to the Italian Government on this subject, the last occasion being about six weeks ago. I myself spoke on the matter to the Italian Ambassador a fortnight since. I am glad to be able to inform the House that the tone of the broadcasts from Bari has lately shown an improvement.
§ Sir Percy Harris
Is it not entirely against international custom for propaganda to be indulged in by countries with which we are at peace?
§ Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
In view of the importance of this matter, I beg to give notice that I will raise it at an early opportunity on the Adjournment.
§ 14. Mr. Arthur Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make representations to the German Government in respect of the anti-British propaganda campaign at present being conducted in the State-controlled German Press?
§ Mr. Henderson
Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that these venomous Press attacks are prejudicial to good relations between this country and Germany?