§ 7. Mr. Hall-Caine
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what communications have taken place with the 1740 Government of Italy with regard to the recent withdrawal of Italian newspaper correspondents from London and the banning of the great majority of English newspapers from Italy; and whether this action has had any effect upon the recent Anglo-Italian Agreement?
§ Mr. Eden
The action taken by the Italian Government has been the subject of discussion between His Majesty's Ambassador at Rome and the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs on two occasions. With regard to the second part of the question, the joint declaration of January last still represents, so far as His Majesty's Government are concerned, the policy they would wish to see followed in the Mediterranean area.