HC Deb 21 October 1942 vol 383 c1942
2. Mr. Ammon

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there is any agreement between this country and Italy or between this and any other belligerent country as to the avoidance of bombing certain towns and cities?

Mr. Eden

No, Sir.

Mr. Ammon

Is there any truth in the rumour that is circulating that there is an agreement that if Cairo is not bombed, Rome will not be bombed?

Mr. Eden

No, Sir. I think my hon. Friend is probably referring to a statement made in April, 1941, in which His Majesty's Government only stated what they would do in certain circumstances, but they did not state what they would not do.