§ 43. Mr. EVERARD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any negotiations are taking place with the Iraq Government with regard to the claims of the Iraq railway officials?
§ Mr. EVERARD
May I ask whether any agreement is going to be come to during the lifetime of this Commission?
§ Sir ROBERT HAMILTON
Is my hon. Friend aware that that is similar to the answer he gave me some little time ago. May I ask him whether our representative in Iraq is having kept before him the desirability of bringing these negotiations to a satisfactory conclusion?
§ Dr. SHIELS
Yes, Sir. The High Commissioner is very actively engaged in this matter and is hoping to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. The hon. Member will understand that it is difficult for me in the midst of these negotiations to give a more definite answer than I have given.