§ MR. MARJORIBANKS (Berwickshire)
I beg to ask the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now state the circumstances attending the imprisonment and release of the Rev. Mr. Dobie, at Hodeidah?
§ *SIR J. FERGUSSON
I am not yet able to give a reliable account of the circumstances, as the statements of Mr. Dobie and the Turkish Local Authorities are so much at variance that Her Majesty's Ambassador has found it necessary to call for further particulars from the British Vice Consul at Hodeidah, Ata Muhamad; when they have been received his Excellency will make a further Report to Her Majesty's Government.