HC Deb 05 March 1936 vol 309 c1585W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the unemployment among masons, who have been unable to secure suitable marble and stone from Italy owing to the operation of sanctions; and whether he intends to propose special arrangements for the compensation of these men and others similarly affected?


It is not possible to estimate the precise effect of the application of sanctions to Italy on employment among masons in this country. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to a similar question by the hon. Member for Islington East (Miss Cazalet) on 10th December last.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government or the League of Nations have received any report from the French Government as to the attitude of the Italian Government in the event of oil sanctions being imposed by the League of Nations; whether Italy will withdraw from the League and denounce the Locarno Treaty; and what effect would such a denunciation have on the obligations undertaken by the remaining signatories to the Locarno Treaty?


The question of the possible reactions of the Italian Government to the imposition of oil sanctions has naturally been under consideration, with other aspects of the situation, by the representatives of the Governments concerned during the recent proceedings at Geneva.

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