HC Deb 02 May 1904 vol 134 c110

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the force of British soldiers and sailors who captured a fort at Illig, in Italian Somaliland, in the presence, but without the help, of Italian forces, did so under orders from home; whether the place so captured was immediately handed over to the Italian authorities; and whether it is intended to continue these operations in a foreign possession.


The answer to the first paragraph of the hon. Member's Question is in the affirmative. Illig will be placed in the hands of a tribe whose loyalty commands the confidence of the Italian Government, and no further operations are contemplated.