§ Mr. PURBRICK
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that the British Government permitted large importations of ammunition, guns and war material into Abyssinia via British Somaliland during the Italian-Abyssinian war in virtual breach of our neutrality, as a nation, the Government will now endeavour to secure better conditions between this country and Italy both in trade and in diplomatic relations?
§ Viscount CRANBORNE
I think my hon. Friend is under some misapprehension. His Majesty's Government made no declaration of neutrality in the Italo-Abyssinian dispute.