HC Deb 22 February 1922 vol 150 c1907
82. Mr. L. MALONE

asked the Secretary of State for Air the amount of bombs dropped in Iraq during the past 12 months, the number of bombing operations in which either smoke or shell bombs have been carried, and the names of the towns and villages so attacked?

Captain GUEST

Exact information in regard to the particulars asked for is not available. No smoke bombs have been used. Such bombing operations as have taken place have been over unsettled outlying districts, the objective usually being tribal concentrations or encampments which would have no name on the map. A great part of air operations in Iraq consists of mere demonstrations, not involving the dropping of bombs.