§ Mr. REES
asked the Under Secretary of State for India whether much of the ammunition shipped from Europe and run from Muscat to the Mekran coast of the Persian Gulf consisted of cartridges with expending bullets; and, if so, whether steps could be taken to check the export of such cartridges, the use of which was forbidden to our soldiers, upon whom they would be issued in the event of any disturbance on the North-West Frontier?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
A very small proportion of the ammunition captured has been found to consist of cartridges with expanding bullets. I fear that it is not practicable to check the export, but every possible precaution is taken to prevent them reaching their destination.