§ 9. Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for War if the texts of broadcasts delivered by Lieut.-Colonel C. Rocke, on behalf of the Italian Fascist Government, were included in the information in this case submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
§ Sir J. Grigg
The text of one broadcast delivered by Lieut.-Colonel C. Rocke on 15th July, 1940, was included in the information in this case submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Careful inquiries have failed to disclose any evidence that Lieut.-Colonel Rocke made other broadcasts since the outbreak of war.
§ Mr. Driberg
Would the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to place a copy of the text of that broadcast in the Library of the House, or else circulate it in HANSARD, for the information of hon. Members?
§ Sir J. Grigg
I will consider it, but I do not think the hon. Gentleman will get much out of it, because the broadcast was merely a description of the good treatment that British men and women in Italy were receiving from the Italian Government. There was a broadcast in 1935, of which the Director of Public Prosecutions knew but had not the text, condemning the attitude of this country over sanctions.
§ General Sir George Jeffreys
Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is nobody in the British Empire who knows more about the antecedents of this officer, than General Sir Harold Alexander, and cannot the matter be safely left in his hands?