HC Deb 02 May 1938 vol 335 c499
18. Brigadier-General Spears

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the arrangements for Herr Hitler's visit to Italy include a demonstration by 300 aeroplanes of the destruction of a commercial harbour; and whether he will request the Italian Government to allow the British military, naval and air attaches in Rome to witness this experiment?

Mr. Butler

I have seen a report to this effect in the Press; but I am not yet aware whether any invitations to attend such a demonstration have been issued by the Italian Government, which whom, of course, the initiative would rest.