HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 c1311
1. Mr. Mander

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now able to state whether, in view of the invasion of our Ally Egypt by Italy, the Egyptian Government intend to declare war on Italy?

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Butler)

My Noble Friend cannot undertake to make an official statement of the intentions of another Government. I can, however, say that relations between His Majesty's Government and the Egyptian Government are of the friendliest character, as is natural in view of the Treaty of Alliance, which the Egyptian Government are fulfilling in all respects.

Mr. Mander

Are not the Egyptian Government taking a long time to carry out their obligation to resist aggression?

Mr. Butler

I can only say that the Egyptian Government are carrying out their treaty of alliance in every respect.