HC Deb 14 May 1948 vol 450 cc258-9W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the attacks by disorderly persons in the Ethiopian Ogaden on the oil extraction workings of the U.S. Sinclair Company, which is operating under contract with the Ethiopian Government, arrangements will be made for the British Military Administration to supply the necessary guards, or for Ethiopian Government forces to be brought to Ogaden to afford protection to the Sinclair Company.

Mr. Shinwell

Intergovernmental discussions on the possibility of the Sinclair Oil Company resuming operations are in progress and I am therefore not in a position to make any further statement at present.