HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 cc1221-2W
Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended that the Anglo-Italian Agreement shall come into force in the event of Italian troops and material having remained in Spain until the date when a settlement in Spain is arrived at?

The Prime Minister

As has previously been stated, His Majesty's Government consider a settlement of the Spanish question to be a prerequisite for the coming into force of the Agreement, but. as has been made clear, His Majesty's Government have never expected or demanded of the Italian Government that they should effect a unilateral withdrawal.