Oral Answers to Questions — French Somaliland

– in the House of Commons on 25th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Morgan Price Mr Morgan Price , Forest of Dean

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any statement to make about the position of French Somaliland and the port of Jibuti, in view of the developments in North Africa?

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

I have up to the present received no information showing the attitude of the authorities at Jibuti towards recent events in French North Africa.

Photo of Mr Morgan Price Mr Morgan Price , Forest of Dean

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the situation in French Somaliland and Jibuti makes it very difficult for Ethiopia to get contact with the outer world in the normal way, and will he see that the situation is reviewed in the light of these facts?

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

My hon. Friend may be quite sure that the point he has put is very much in my mind.