HC Deb 25 November 1942 vol 385 c698
6. Mr. Price

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any statement to make about the position of French Somaliland and the port of Jibuti, in view of the developments in North Africa?

Mr. Eden

I have up to the present received no information showing the attitude of the authorities at Jibuti towards recent events in French North Africa.

Mr. Price

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the situation in French Somaliland and Jibuti makes it very difficult for Ethiopia to get contact with the outer world in the normal way, and will he see that the situation is reviewed in the light of these facts?

Mr. Eden

My hon. Friend may be quite sure that the point he has put is very much in my mind.