HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 c246W
47. Sir P. Agnew

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which of the rulers of the States comprised in the South Arabian Federation have declared their willingness to abdicate their thrones in favour of the creation of a unitary state.

Mr. Greenwood

The Federal Supreme Council last December, and again in May, stated in general terms their desire to see a unitary sovereign state created in South Arabia. Until detailed proposals have been worked out it is premature to forecast any action on the part of the rulers of the States comprising the present Federation.