HC Deb 10 February 1915 vol 69 cc545-6
2. Mr. KING

asked whether the Imperial Ottoman Docks and Arsenals Company continued after 4th August to supply armaments and munitions of war to the Turkish Government?


I am informed that the company supplied no armaments or munitions of war to the Turkish Government after the 4th August. The company merely continued to carry out its contractual engagements at Constantinople for the repair of ships until the outbreak of hostilities between this country and Turkey, when all the British employés were withdrawn.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say anything about the plant of this company which was at Constantinople at the outbreak of the War?


No doubt the plant has passed to Turkey for the time being.