356--------.-----------------.-----.--------------------—-------- recognized that, in the action which His Majesty's Govern- ment propose to take they are not concerned solely with the relations between ourselves and Italy, but that the step we are taking must be regarded as a step in the policy which I have described to the House on so many occasions." MR. STEPHEN: "Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether he has had any message from the Prime Minister of New Zealand ? " THE PRIME MINISTER : " No, Sir, I have not any message either way." MR. STEPHEN : " Or Canada ? " MR. MAXTON : " Is there any from Ireland ? " THE PRIME MINISTER: "I ask the House to approve this Motion, and in doing so I am satisfied that the House will be definitely increasing the prospect of peace as a whole. I say, let us put an end here and now to any idea that it is our "desire to keep any State at arm's length, and let us remember that every advance which we may make towards removing possible causes of friction upon one subject, makes it easier and more probable that we can deal satisfactorily with those which remain still unsettled/'