HC Deb 18 March 1889 vol 334 c43

asked whether the Government had consented to unite with the German Government in a blockade of the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar in substitution of a blockade of the coast?


No. The blockade on the coast is still in force; but, by a proclamation issued on the 19th of February, the Sultan prohibited the importation, exportation, and trade in arms and ammunition in Zanzibar and Pemba. He further delegated his Sovereign rights of search over Arab vessels in the territorial waters of the islands to the British and German Admirals.