HC Deb 08 March 1957 vol 566 c114W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what discussions he has had with the Governor of British Somaliland regarding the inadequate numbers of tribal police, Illalos, safeguarding the interests of British Somalis in the Haud and Reserved areas of Ethiopia; and whether he has yet made a decision to increase these from the present strength of 295 men towards the maximum of 700 as permitted under the 1954 Agreement with Ethiopia.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Illalos' strength was discussed with the Governor during his visit to London last December, and he will now recruit 100, bringing the total up to 400.

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