HC Deb 01 May 1922 vol 153 c975

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the reports of a recrudescence of slavery and the slave trade in Abyssinia; whether any report on this matter has been received or called for from the British Minister at Addis Abeba; and whether ho will communicate with the other two European Powers signatory to the tripartite agreement of 1906 with a view to their making joint representations and taking joint action in Abyssinia to fulfil the Treaty of St. Germain of 1919 binding the signatory Powers to endeavour to secure the suppression of slavery and the slave trade in Africa?


The attention of the Secretary of State has been drawn to these reports, and communications are proceeding with His Majesty's Minister at Addis Abeba on the subject. Further information from the Minister is awaited before a decision is taken upon the course of action which can most usefully be taken.