HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 c2419
49. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Minister of Defence what recent conversations he has had with the Italian Government on matters relating to European defence.

Mr. Shinwell

I have had no conversations with the Italian Government on matters of defence except through the North Atlantic Treaty Organisaion.

Mr. Wyatt

Will my right hon. Friend undertake to initiate such a discussion, particularly as we have it on record from the Leader of the Opposition that talking to the Italians is a task well within my right hon. Friend's capacity?

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