HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 c75W
97. Mr. Longden

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the people of Eritrea, to whom the British Government promised self-government or unity with Ethiopia, are being oppressed by former Italian Fascist administrators, while neither self-government nor unity with the motherland is in view; and how long this is likely to continue.

Mr. J. Freeman

I am not aware of any such oppression. If my hon. Friend has any specific evidence I shall be glad to have particulars in order that it may be investigated. The future position of Eritrea, and of the other former Italian Colonies, depends upon the decision to be taken by the Allied Powers.