§ 12. Mr. Neil Maclean
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can yet state the general, political and economic terms of the armistice signed between Great Britain and Italy?
§ Mr. Maclean
Is it not time that the right hon. Gentleman and his Department considered that this House is entitled to know all the terms, so that we can understand exactly the Government's policy with regard to the Italian Government?
§ Mr. Law
I would not withhold anything from this House unless there were very good reasons for doing so, and in this case there are good reasons. Among others, we cannot give the House information without giving the same information to the enemy, and I would ask the House to leave this question in our judgment for the moment, with the assurance that as soon as it is practicable to do so we shall give the fullest information we can.