§ Mr. Bottomley
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement about the demonstration involving British interests in Somaliland.
§ Mr. Heath
Yes. Anti-British demonstrations took place outside Her Majesty's Embassy and the premises of the British Council in Mogadishu on 24th February and outside Her Majesty's 31W Consulate-General at Hargeisa and in Berbera on 26th February. At Mogadishu stones were thrown by the crowd, windows were broken and cars were damaged; but there were no attacks on British commercial premises and no British subjects, official or private, were injured. The demonstrations at Hargeisa and Berbera were peaceful.