SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derbyshire, Ilkeston)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any information as to the state of affairs in the Aden Hinterland which would account for the despatch of an increased military force from Aden.
(Answered by Mr Secretary Brodrick.) In consequence of a threatened attack by the Kotaibi on our post at Sulek, which is about fifty-five miles from Aden on the route northwards, the Resident, as a precautionary measure, strengthened the post and the communications between it and Aden. These measures, according to a report received by telegraph on the 10th instant, seem to have had the desired effect.