HC Deb 22 January 1947 vol 432 cc61-2W
116. Mr. Longden

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the rapidly-spreading tension and hatred against British rule in Somalia, on account of what the local people consider to be near-Fascist administration; and if he will appoint a commission of inquiry into the situation.

Mr. Freeman

I am quite satisfied from information I have received that there is no foundation for suggestions of growing tension or hatred towards the British administration in Somalia or that the inhabitants regard the administration as "near-Fascist."