Oral Answers to Questions — Persian Gulf

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1965.

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Photo of Mr George Thomson Mr George Thomson , Dundee East 12:00 am, 2nd August 1965

On recent developments in the Persian Gulf generally I would refer by hon. Friend to my Written Answer on 19th July to the hon. Gentleman the Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) and to my right hon. Friend's remarks in the foreign affairs debate on 20th July.

The Ruler of Sharjah was deposed by his family, who appointed his first cousin Shaikh Khalid bin Muhammad as Ruler in his place. The family's action was in accordance with the traditional Arab procedure for the removal of an unsatisfactory Ruler, and the document sent by my hon. Friend the Member for Woolwich, West (Mr. Hamling) is not an accurate account of these events. I propose to take no further action on it.