Oral Answers to Questions — Madagascar (Administration)

– in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now make a statement regarding the future administration of Madagascar?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

I hope that an agreement will shortly be concluded with the French National Committee regarding the future administration of Madagascar. General Legentilhomme has been chosen by the Committee as High Commissioner. He will proceed to Madagascar in the near future to take up his duties.

Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

Can we have an assurance that all representatives of the Vichy Government and other quislings will be excluded from Madagascar?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

They have already been excluded.

Photo of Mr Ronw Hughes Mr Ronw Hughes , Carmarthen

Will they be readmitted?