HC Deb 29 September 1942 vol 383 cc668-9
49. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Prime Minister why we have not bombed Rome?

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to previous statements on this subject.

Captain Cunmingham-Reid

Has the fact that we have not yet bombed this Nazi capital anything to do with Catholic susceptibilities?

The Prime Minister

I think my answer is conclusive.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Would not the bombing of Rome unite Italians and not split them?

The Prime Minister

I cannot answer hypothetical questions.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are no military objectives in Rome?

The Prime Minister

I certainly could not accept any limiting views.