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Kuwait (Political Agent's Staff)

Volume 463: debated on Monday 4 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the political agent in Kuwait has had to assume very greatly increased responsibilities as a result of the operations of the Kuwait Oil Company and the consequent importance of Kuwait; and whether he is satisfied that the political agent has all the necessary staff to discharge his duties in these new circumstances.

My right hon. Friend is aware of this, and arrangements have already been made for the appointment of two additional officers to the political agent's staff.

Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that there is adequate air conditioning in the residence and offices of the political agent and his staff, as this greatly assists proficiency in working?