HC Deb 15 March 1927 vol 203 cc1870-1W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make inquiries through His Majesty's Ambassador in Rome as to the liability of foreign newspaper correspondents in Italy to punishment for sending abroad news or opinions which would be punishable if published in Italy?


No, Sir. My right hon. Friend is not disposed to take the suggested action by the right hon. and gallant Gentleman. The recent Italian law for the defence of the State which he no doubt has in mind is public property, and its terms are, of course, binding on foreign newspaper correspondents to the same extent as on other foreign residents in Italy.