Oral Answers to Questions — Aden.

– in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Clackmannan and Eastern

64.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Aden is now under the administration of the Colonial Office; and, if not, when it is intended that this Protectorate be transferred from the charge of the India Office and Government of Bombay?

Photo of Hon. Edward Wood Hon. Edward Wood , Ripon

No, Sir; the question is still under consideration. I am not in a position to say when the transfer will take place.

Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Clackmannan and Eastern

As this question has been under consideration for a couple of years, is there any likelihood of a final decision being made before long?

Photo of Hon. Edward Wood Hon. Edward Wood , Ripon

A final decision would have been made long ago had the only people in whose consideration it lay been His Majesty's Government.