i88____________---------------------------------------------------- Spanish question as a pre-requisite of the entry into force of the Agreement between our two Governments/ He further stated : e That His Majesty's Government, being desirous that such obstacles as may at present be held to impede the freedom of member States as regards recognition of Italian sovereignty over Ethiopia should be removed, intend to take steps at the forthcoming meeting of the Council of the League of Nations for the purpose of clarifying the situation of member States in this regard/ On page 32 we get to the third section of the Agreement, namely, that part which deals with Bon Voisinage between the Government of the United Kingdom, the Egyptian Government, and the Italian Government. The Egyptian Government is associated with this Agreement in respect of the Sudan, and the Agreement is to cover the period between the date of signature of the main Agreement and the com- pletion of the negotiations dealing with the specific East African matters which are referred to in the Protocol. This Agreement will provide, therefore, for co-operation between the two countries in preventing the evasion of anti-slavery laws. I am sorry the right hon. Gentleman opposite should treat a matter so important to this country and the peace of the world with flippancy. I hope that when he comes to speak he will take it in a rather more serious spirit. This Agreement provides also for co-operation in preventing the enrolment of nationals of one party in native military forma- tions of the other." MR. WEDGWOOD BENN : " Do the words * Italian East Africa * mean the existing East Africa, Eritrea and Somaliland, or what the Italians call the Empire, including Abyssinia ? " THE PRIME MINISTER : " The whole of the Italian posses- sions in East Africa." MR. BENN: " In Abyssinia ?" ^THE PRIME MINISTER : " Yes. The right hon. Gentleman said that I denied that there was frontier rectification. I never denied any such thing, and I challenge him to find any place where I did. There is nothing sinister about it. A consider-"