§ 7. Mr. Ammon
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information as to whether there is still a military camp on the outskirts of Rome; whether there are still armament factories within the city or close proximity; and whether Rome has now become the railway centre for Italian military purposes?
§ Mr. Eden
I think my right hon. Friend made it plain in September that we have as much right to bomb Rome as the Italians had to bomb London, and we should not hesitate to do so to the best of our ability, and as heavily as possible, if the course of the war should render such action convenient and helpful.
§ Commander Sir Archibald Southby
Will my right hon. Friend press on his colleagues in the Cabinet the necessity of seeing that we prosecute the war with vigour by bombing Rome?
§ Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that only two years ago Mussolini wrote to Hitler asking to be allowed the honour of sharing in the bombing of London?