HC Deb 18 March 1912 vol 35 cc1506-7

asked whether the Foreign Secretary has any further information regarding the situation at Lingah; and whether any troops have been landed to protect the Consulate?


The raiders are estimated at about 2,400 men. For the defence of the Consulate, the senior naval officer and the Vice-Consul recommended the landings of sepoys and the admiral has given orders for 150 men to land to reinforce the consular guard. A naval brigade will also be ready to land in case of need.