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Ethiopia (British Advisers)

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what the position is in Abyssinia with regard to British advisers dealing with police, customs and other departments.

The Commissioner of Police in Ethiopia and the Adviser on Customs to the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance are British subjects. British subjects are also employed by the Ethiopian Government as Judges in the High Court of Ethiopia, in the Ministry of Education as teachers and in other capacities, and in the Addis Ababa municipality.

Is the Foreign Secretary satisfied that the conditions of service of these officials are sufficiently satisfactory?