HC Deb 08 March 1939 vol 344 cc2155-6W
Colonel Sandeman Allen

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that a series of wireless and Press attacks has recently been launched in Iraq directed against the Sheikh of Koweit and the independence of his territory; and as Koweit is under the protection of His Majesty's Government; what action they propose to take in the matter?

Mr. Butler

My Noble Friend's attention has been drawn to the occurrence of attacks of the nature indicated against the Sheikh of Koweit. In accordance with the terms of a letter written to the Sheikh in November, 1914, the British Government recognise the Sheikhdom of Koweit as an independent Government under British protection. His Majesty's Government have accordingly made urgent representations to the Iraqi Government to secure the cessation of this propaganda against the Sheikh.