§ 5. General Sir George Jeffreys
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement as to the future of the former Italian possessions in Africa, and of the islands in the Mediterranean occupied by Italy; and if he can give an assurance that Italy will not be allowed again to occupy any such possessions from which she could threaten or interfere with British communications through the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
§ Sir G. Jeffreys
Can my right hon. Friend give an assurance that Italy is not to be treated as a collaborator or a co-operator, but as a defeated enemy?
§ Mr. Ivor Thomas
Would not the policy advocated by the hon. and gallant Gentleman be cutting off our nose to spite our face?