HC Deb 12 June 1939 vol 348 c883
25. Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Prime Minister the total number of Italian troops in Libya at the present time; and whether the British Government have made recent representations to the Italian Government to reduce the number of such troops?

Mr. Butler

In reply to the first part of the question, I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member for Central Southwark (Mr. Day) on 8th March. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.

Sir A. Sinclair

Does that mean that there has been no reduction in the number of troops since 8th March?

Mr. Butler

There has been no reduction.