HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 c1727

asked the Prime Minister whether the Emir Feisal has recently arrived in this country; what steps are being taken by the Government to secure the continued friendship of an Arab leader to whom this country is deeply indebted for the action he took in the War on our behalf; and whether the French Government refused to allow the Emir Feisal to travel to this country through France?


The Emir Feisal arrived in this country on Thursday, and was received in audience by His Majesty the King on Saturday. No better indication could be given of the desire of His Majesty's Government for the Emir's continued friendship. The French Ambassador at Rome appears to have refused to grant a visa, for the Emir's journey through France, for lack of instructions from the French Government.