HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c954
46. Captain Ramsay

asked the Prime Minister whether he will assure the House that His Majesty's Government will not assent to the suggestions made to them to abandon those principles which led them to denounce the bombing of civil populations in Spain and elsewhere and embark upon such a policy themselves?

The Prime Minister

I am unaware of the suggestions to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. The policy of His Majesty's Government in this matter was fully stated by myself in answer to a Question by the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Mr. Dalton) on 14th September last. In the course of that answer I said that whatever be the lengths to which others may go, His Majesty's Government will never resort to the deliberate attack on women, children and other civilians for purposes of mere terrorism. I have nothing to add to that.

Miss Wilkinson

Could I ask the Prime Minister whether the man who put this Question down is not the man who defended his friends when they bombed open towns in Spain?