HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 cc33-4W
58 and 59. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) if he will name the members of the Executive Committee to be established by the British Administration before the date of the coming into force of the Eritrean Constitution; and what is the nature of the undertakings for which the future Eritrean Government is obliged by Article 100 of the Draft Constitution for Eritrea, to make itself responsible;

(2) the nature of the obligations contracted by the British authorities, which are referred to in Article 99 of the Draft Constitution for Eritrea, under which the future Eritrean Government are obliged to bind themselves to carry such obligations into effect, without being informed of their nature.

Mr. Nutting

The Executive Committee consists of 10 members elected by the Eritrean Assembly. The names of the members are listed below.

The Article in the Draft Constitution, dealing with undertakings by the British Administration and by the Executive Committee is now No. 97.

The undertakings will be those necessary to ensure the continuity of good government. As indicated in my reply of 16th July, they will include contracts with officials and for stores required after the transfer of power in September.

The matter has been put to the Eritrean Assembly who have adopted the relevant Article of the Constitution without a dissenting vote and have duly elected the Executive Committee.

When an Eritrean Government has been appointed under the Constitution and powers have been transferred to it, all such questions will be for them to decide.

Following are the names:

  • Sheik Ali Mohamed Mussa Redal (Chairman).
  • Mesfin Gebrehiwet.
  • Mohamed Said Ali Bey.
  • Teclehaimanot Bocru.
  • Berhanu Ahmeddin.
  • Haregot Abbai.
  • Said Sefaf.
  • Embaye Habte.
  • Idris Effendi Mohamed Adum
  • Woldehannis Gebresci.