HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 c1141
1. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Prime Minister whether during his forthcoming visit to Italy, he will ask the head of the Italian Government, in view of the implementing of the Anglo-Italian Agreement, to take the necessary steps to ensure that Italian aircraft and pilots shall not be concerned in attacks upon British shipping?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

As I have already made clear to the House, I am not prepared to state in advance what subjects will be discussed during my visit to Rome.

Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

Is it really the case that the right hon. Gentleman is prepared to permit a state of affairs to continue in which this Agreement has been signed with Italy and yet attacks upon British ships by Italian aeroplanes and aviators continue?