§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the report that His Majesty's Government, in conjunction with the Italian Government, is about to undertake military action against the Mullah; whether the objective is Gagab, in Abyssinia; and whether he can give 1093W an assurance that nothing will be done to menace the integrity of the kingdom of Abyssinia?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
The report that His Majesty's Government, in conjunction with the Italian Government, are about to undertake military action against the Mullah is based upon a misconception of the facts. An account of the operations which are now concluded was given to the House by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies on Tuesday. The operations were undertaken solely by British forces on British territory, and the third and fourth parts of the question do not therefore arise.