HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 cc421-2W
Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Prime Minister what reports he has received upon conditions prevailing along the unratified frontier between the Sudan and Abyssinia; and whether he is satisfied that no raids are taking place, and that successful efforts are being made to pre vent the capture of slaves in this region?

Mr. Butler:

According to the reports received by my Noble Friend, conditions prevailing along the unratifed frontier between the Sudan and Italian East Africa are generally satisfactory. No in cursions or raids have occurred on any serious scale; consequently special efforts to prevent the capture of slaves have not been required. Minor incidents have occurred between tribes belonging to the Sudan and Italian East Africa which is inevitable in such areas. Most of these incidents have been amicably settled or are under process of settlement between the local authorities concerned.