HC Deb 27 May 1936 vol 312 cc1992-3
13. Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement in respect of the situation in Tangier; and what steps he is taking in respect to the appointment of a new administrator?


On 8th May the Legislative Assembly in the Tangier Zone voted: firstly, that the present administrators should continue in office until their successors shall have been appointed and taken over their functions secondly, that fresh elections should take place at the beginning of October; thirdly, that the administrator should be Spanish and the assistant administrators for finance, hygiene and judicial affairs be British, French and Italian respectively; fourthly, these appointments should be for three years. The Committee of Control met on 13th May and reached the following decisions on the above motions The first was approved; the second was approved, with the hope that the delay might be shortened; the third was rejected by a majority; the fourth was approved, with the hope that the three years period might be extended. I understand that the next step is for the matter to conic again before the Legislative Assembly.