§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government contemplate any immediate demarcation of the area of the Protectorate in Somaliland which, by the Order in Council just made by His Majesty, has been placed in charge of a Commissioner; whether this Commissioner is to act under the direction of the Foreign Office, or, if not, under the direction of what Department or official, and whether he is to be in any way instructed either from Aden or from Bombay; and whether he can give the House any information as to the recent movements and present position of the Mullah.
§ * EARL PERCY
The Answer to the first paragraph is in the negative; the Commissioner is to act under the direction of the Foreign Office. As regards the last paragraph, I must refer the right hon. Gentleman to the reply which I have given to-day to the hon. Member for South Molton.