Oral Answers to Questions — Balearic Islands.

– in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the position in the Balearic Islands; and whether we have any representatives in the islands?

Photo of Viscount  Cranborne Viscount Cranborne , Dorset Southern

Recent information from the British Vice-Consul at Palma and from His Majesty's ships indicates that the situation in the Balearic Islands remains quiet. There is a British Vice-Consul at Palma.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Is it true that Majorca and other islands are in Italian occupation?

Photo of Viscount  Cranborne Viscount Cranborne , Dorset Southern

So far as I am aware, there is no truth in any rumour that the Italian Government are contemplating any change.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

That is not my question. Is it a fact that the Balearic Islands are in Italian occupation at present?

Photo of Viscount  Cranborne Viscount Cranborne , Dorset Southern

If there have been any such breaches of the non-intervention agreement of which there has been confirmation, they have been forwarded to the Non-intervention Committee. I can obviously, therefore, make no statement on the subject.