§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will say if the mother-in-law of the so-called Mad Mullah, Jeyunghas, who was captured by His Majesty's forces a few weeks ago, with other prisoners, in Somaliland is so situated as to prevent her making communications to the enemy; and if it is the intention to deport these prisoners to Aden or elsewhere.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) No report of the capture of the Mullah's mother-in-law has reached the War Office, and no proposal has been made by the General Officer Commanding to deport his prisoners to Aden. It may be assumed that the General Officer Commanding does not allow his prisoners to communicate with the enemy.