Oral Answers to Questions — Italian Armistice Terms (Broadcast)

– in the House of Commons on 22nd September 1943.

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Photo of Mr Gilbert Gledhill Mr Gilbert Gledhill , Halifax

asked the Prime Minister, who was responsible for broadcasting the Armistice terms with Italy before they had been communicated to Members of this House?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

The President and I authorised General Eisenhower to publish the terms of the Armistice signed on 3rd September, leaving it to him to decide the moment of publication in the light of the military situation. Neither Parliament nor the Congress of the United States was in Session at that time.