HC Deb 06 July 1964 vol 698 c46W
Mr. Taverne

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies whether he will now make a statement on the petition from the Radfan tribe to the authorities of the South Arabian Federation; and whether he will place a copy or an English translation of this petition in the Library of the House of Commons.

Mr. Sandys

I am informed that the authorities of the Federation of South Arabia have not at any time received any petition from the Radfan tribes. I have however been able to trace an unsigned petition which may have emanated from one of the tribes in the area addressed to the Amir of Dhala. If this is what the hon. Member has in mind I would be grateful if he would let me know and I will try to obtain further information.