§ 15. Mr. House
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the representatives of the Sinclair Company, engaged in oil extraction in the Ogaden 8 have been attacked by armed bands; that, in consequence, oil extraction has been suspended and the company's representatives have been obliged to retire for safety to Dire Dawa; and why the British Military Administration, which is responsible for maintaining order in the area, under the Anglo-Ethiopian Agreement, 1942, has refused to protect the employees and installations of the company.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
I have just received a full report on this matter from the overseas military authorities. When this has been studied I will write to my hon. Friend.