§ Mr. Riley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement regarding the contemplated new agreement between His Majesty's Government and the Government of Ethiopia; and whether he will give an assurance that any such new agreement will be submitted to Parliament for approval before being made operative.
§ Mr. George Hall
My right hon. Friend has had the advantage of consultations with His Majesty's Minister at Addis Ababa whom, as he informed the hon. Member for Wolverhampton East (Mr. Mander) on 14th June, he invited here for that purpose, and His Majesty's Government are now actively considering their policy regarding a fresh agreement with Ethiopia. Any new agreement reached will be laid before Parliament in the usual way.