HC Deb 20 January 1954 vol 522 c1008
53. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations have been received from the Yemen about alleged acts of British armed aggression against unarmed villages

Mr. Eden

On 2nd December the Yemen Government protested about certain minor incidents in the Western Aden Protectorate; and the Yemen Chargé ďAffaires in London has since made oral representations on similar lines. The Yemen Note appeared to refer to the movement of a small force of Aden Protectorate Levies, sent in support of the authority of two Sultans who have been under British protection for many years. There was no bombing and there were no attacks upon defenceless villages, as the Yemen Government alleged. The incidents all took place inside the Aden Protectorate and outside Yemen territory. In their reply, Her Majesty's Government have therefore denied categorically that the Yemen Government have any standing in this matter.