§ 17. Captain EDEN
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the murder of a lady passenger on the desert route from Damascus to Bagdad; and whether he can give any information as to the outcome of the steps taken to bring the murderers to justice?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I am informed that, on learning of the attack on the desert convoy, prompt and energetic measures were taken by the Iraq authorities to bring the culprits to justice. These measures are being vigorously pursued. Aeroplanes, armoured cars and camelry are co-operating with the civil authorities, and several arrests have been made.