§ MR. STEVENSON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he can announce the steps which have been taken, or will be taken, for the safe escort of British Mahommedan natives of India travelling between Jeddah and Mecca, and Medina, during the present pilgrim season.
§ EARL PERCY
Perhaps I may be allowed to answer this. The pilgrim season for this year is now over, and no complaints have been received from the Government of India in regard to the amount of protection afforded by the Turkish authorities to pilgrims from British India.