§ * MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the nationality of the crews of the dhows which were discovered by H.M.S. "Proserpine" gun-running in the Persian Gulf; and whether the Government has any information as to the source whence the 1,500 rifles and 500,000 rounds of ammunition were obtained.
§ MR. McKENNA
The dhow which was recently captured by H.M.S. "Proserpine "was Persian manned and had two Afghans on board. The dhow was on her way from Muscat, where presumably the arms were shipped. There is no information as to the source whence the rifles and ammunition were obtained.