§ Mr. DAVID MASON
May I ask why His Majesty's Government has not offered its good offices to Italy and Turkey, with a view to the termination of hostilities?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
His Majesty's Government do not consider that any public announcement on this subject will further the object indicated by the hon. Gentleman.
§ Mr. D. MASON
Is the Prime Minister aware that under The Hague Convention, His Majesty's Government, who were a party to it, have bound themselves collectively with the other Powers, on their own initiative, to offer their good offices; and, further, whether it was suggested by Italy at that Convention that such an offer would not be considered an unfriendly act? I would like to ask whether His Majesty's Government are aware of those facts?