HC Deb 28 May 1936 vol 312 c2210W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any conditions and, if so, of what nature, have been laid down with regard to the forthcoming visit of the Emperor of Abyssinia to this country?


My hon. Friend will appreciate the fact that the Emperor has been travelling incognito ever since he left Abyssinia to accompany the Empress to Palestine. His Majesty's Government have been happy to accede to the wish of His Majesty to come to this country and the visit has now been arranged on the same basis. In these circumstances the Emperor will be accompanied by a small suite of some eight persons. As was the case during his residence in Palestine, His Majesty will be expected, during his stay in this country, not to participate in the furtherance of hostilities.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Emperor of Abyssinia is to be treated as a monarch in exile or as a visiting sovereign?


The Emperor is visiting this country incognito, and the point raised by my hon. Friend does not therefore arise.