HC Deb 12 February 1941 vol 368 c1339
8. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether Rome has at any time been attacked by the Royal Air Force; and whether there are any objectives of military importance that would justify such an attack?

Sir A. Sinclair

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative and to the second in the affirmative.

Mr. Sorensen

Might I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the fact that Vatican City is in close proximity to the city of Rome has some relationship to the avoidance of bombing in that area?

Sir A. Sinclair

I do not think the hon. Member will expect me to deal with such matters in public.