HC Deb 06 August 1940 vol 363 c27
46. Mr. Wedgwood

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a statement as to the progress of the war in Libya, Ethiopia and Somaliland; whether these fronts have been defensive or offensive, and how the situation was affected by the Italian occupation of Kassala; and whether any steps have been taken to secure Abyssinian co-operation?

Mr. Eden

I have been asked to reply. All that can be disclosed regarding these operations has already been published in the communiqués which have been issued. As regards the last part of the Question, I cannot add anything to the answer given to my right hon. and gallant Friend by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs on Thursday last.

Mr. Wedgwood

Is the right hon. Gentleman completely satisfied with what has happened in Kenya and Libya?

Mr. Eden

I can say that the Government have the most complete confidence in Lieut.-General Sir Archibald Wavell and those serving under him.