HC Deb 06 October 1942 vol 383 cc1094-5W
Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the number of British subjects at present in Ethiopia acting in an advisory capacity to the Emperor; and what consequential charge falls upon British funds?

Mr. Law

According to the latest information received from His Majesty's Minister at Addis Ababa, nineteen British subjects have already been appointed to senior posts by the Ethiopian Government as advisers, commissioner of police, or judges. A small number of other senior appointments are about to be made. In addition, a number of British subjects have been appointed to subsidiary posts in the police and medical services. The salaries attached to these appointments and all other expenditure in connection with them are being met from Ethiopian Government funds which, as the hon. and gallant Member will be aware, are subsidised by grants from His Majesty's Government as specified in Article IV of the recent Anglo-Ethiopian Agreement.