§ 2. Mr. MITCHELL-THOMSON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any official information as to a rising in the Gulf of Oman against the Sultan; whether any danger is apprehended at Muscat; and what steps are being taken to protect British interests?
§ Mr. ACLAND
There has lately been considerable unrest in Oman which has now come to a head, the safety of Muscat itself being threatened. His Majesty's ships "Philomel" and "Odin" are at Muscat and His Majesty's ship "Pelorus" was expected to arrive there on the 6th instant. A detachment of the 2nd Rajputs has proceeded to Muscat, but men will not be disembarked except in emergency.