§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the Italian Government communicated with Her Majesty's Government before undertaking the expedition against Abyssinia; and, if so, what was the nature of the communication?
No, Sir; the Italian advance into Abyssinia was undertaken without previous communication with Her Majesty's Government. But I must point out to the hon. Member that the recent campaign to which he is perhaps alluding, was not the result of an Italian expedition against Abyssinia, but of an Abyssinian attack upon the advanced posts of Italy.