HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 cc95-6W
66. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware of Ethiopian actions against Habr Awal tribesmen from the Somaliland Protectorate on 11th, 12th, 13th, 20th and 21st September at Gabrebaya and Kidiyeli in the Ogaden; and what representations he has made regarding this in Addis Ababa to the Ethiopian Government.

Lord John Hope

Yes, Sir. Her Majesty's Government received full reports of the incidents from the Governor of the Somaliland Protectorate. Her Majesty's Embassy at Addis Ababa made immediate representations to the Ethiopian Government, and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies also spoke to the Ethiopian Minister for Foreign Affairs who was in London at the time.

Her Majesty's Ambassador has since received assurances from the Ethiopian Government that instructions have been given to their officials on the ground that all actions affecting tribes grazing in Ethiopia under the 1954 Agreement are to be taken through, and in consultation with, the liaison officer.