HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 c1147
10 Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the decree recently passed by the Fascist Grand Council incorporating Libya as part of Italian territory, and rendering the native population liable to compulsory military service; and what action His Majesty's Government propose to take, in view of Italy's undertaking in the Anglo-Italian Agreement not to compel natives to undertake military duties other than local policing and territorial defence?

The Prime Minister

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but the undertaking to which the hon. Member alludes affects only natives of Italian East Africa.