HC Deb 03 August 1943 vol 391 c2065
8. Professor Savory

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether His Majesty's Government in Great Britain was consulted when Mr. de Valera recognised the King of Italy as Emperor of Abyssinia on 30th April, 1938, anticipating by his action the Imperial Government and all other Dominions?

Mr. Attlee

No, Sir.

Sir Ronald Ross

Are there any signs of Eire pulling her full weight in the war?

Professor Savory

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that during that same year Mr. de Valera was President of the Assembly of the League of Nations? Do you mean to say that you made no protest against this contravention—against this flagrant violation of Article 10 of the Covenant?

Major Petherick

Did he recognise the Emperor of Abyssinia as Emperor of Abyssinia?