§ MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)
On behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Andrews Burghs, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any official information, with regard to the present state of affairs in Morocco; and whether any steps are being taken to protect the British residents there.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. RUNCIMAN,; for Sir EDWARD GREY) Dewsbury
It is presumed that the hon. Member refers more especially to the state of affairs at Morocco City, where some 955 of the tribes are reported to have assumed a hostile attitude towards their own authorities. There has been no mention, so far, of any attacks being directed against Europeans. But my right hon. friend is informed by His Majesty's Minister at Tangier that the British residents were to leave Morocco City on the 9th instant for a less disturbed part.