HC Deb 05 December 1944 vol 406 cc386-7W
Mr. I. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the change of name of the Allied Control Commission to Allied Commission has meant any difference in the powers of the Commission to regulate internal conditions in Italy.

Mr. Eden

The change of name to Allied Commission corresponds to the intention of His Majesty's Government and the United States Government as announced in the joint statement issued by the Prime Minister and the President of the United States on 27th September last gradually to hand over an increasing measure of responsibility to the Italian Government, subject to that Government proving that it can maintain law and order and the regular administration of justice. The powers of the Commission have not been diminished, and it will depend on developments how far they will be exercised.