HC Deb 25 May 1936 vol 312 cc1619-20

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in what manner, since His Majesty's Government do not recognise the de facto governments of Manchukuo and Abyssinia, respectively, any grievances which may arise of British subjects in those countries against the governments in question are dealt by the British diplomatic and consular authorities in the two countries?


In Manchuria such problems are dealt with between His Majesty's consular officers and the local authorities. In Abyssinia, as the Prime Minister indicated in his reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Nuneaton (Lieut.-Commander Fletcher) on 13th May, such matters are taken up by His Majesty's Minister at Addis Ababa with the officer commanding the Italian forces, as the authority in military occupation of Addis Ababa. His Majesty's Consul at Harar similarly communicates with the local military authorities on such matters.


Could the right hon. Gentleman say what is the attitude of the shadow cabinet on these matters?

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