HC Deb 19 July 1904 vol 138 c409
MR. YOUNGER (Lincolnshire, Stamford)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the ss. "Dragoman" of the Bedouin Steam Navigation Company, was stopped off Perim, in the Red Sea, on Friday last; and if he proposes to make any protest to the Russian Government for the action of their cruiser.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) The question of stoppage of certain British steamers in the Red Sea by armed Russian vessels is one of grave importance and is receiving the earnest consideration of His Majesty's Government. Careful inquiries are being made into the circumstances.