HC Deb 14 October 1942 vol 383 cc1628-9
45. Sir A. Southby

asked the Prime Minister whether he has any official information to show that the Italian Air Force are assisting the Luftwaffe on the Russian front; and, if so, why do we not attack military targets in Italy, particularly in Rome and in the Val d'Aosta, in order to assist our Russian Allies by opening a second aerial front in Italy?

Mr. Attlee

Operational matters cannot be dealt with suitably at Question time.

Sir A. Southby

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any communications, direct or indirect, have passed between His Majesty's Government and any authority in Italy regarding aerial action by us against Italy; and, further, whether the time has not arrived for us to assist our Army in Egypt by bombing the source of power which supplies the transport of German troops to Egypt?

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