HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 cc258-9W
Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a mission is contemplated for Abyssinia; and whether he will give information regarding it, the representatives selected for it and the objects of the mission.

Mr. Eden

As was stated in the Press on 28th September His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have appointed Lord De La Warr as their Special Representative to negotiate with the Emperor of Ethiopia, at His Majesty's request, a new temporary agreement to replace the Agreement and Military Convention between the United Kingdom and Ethiopia of 31st January, 1942. Lord De La Warr, who is now on his way to Ethiopia, is accompanied by Sir Bernard Reilly, representing the Colonial Office and Mr. W. A. M. Doll, representing the Treasury.