HC Deb 20 June 1956 vol 554 c1423
29. Major Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is satisfied that adequate forces exist in Aden to support adjacent allied sheikhs against marauding tribesmen armed and encouraged by foreign Powers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes, Sir. I am satisfied that the land and air forces in Aden Colony and Protectorates which have been strengthened during the last year, are adequate.

Major Wall

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that satisfactory reply, may I ask if he will confirm that in the event of aggression these forces would be available to support our allies in that part of the Aden Peninsula?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Most certainly, Sir.

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