HC Deb 21 March 1928 vol 215 cc352-3
4. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what arrangements are now in force for safeguarding the interests of His Majesty's subjects of the Moslem faith making the pilgrimage to Mecca; and whether His Majesty is represented at Mecca or other city in the dominions of King Ibn Saud?


In reply to the first part of the question, the arrangements which have proved satisfactory during the last two years, and which were referred to in the reply which was given to the hon. Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Wardlaw-Milne) on the 16th of May last, remain unchanged. The hon. and gallant Member will no doubt inform me if he desires detailed information on any particular point. As regards the last part of the question, His Majesty's Government are represented by an agent and Consul at Jeddah.

Lieut.- Commander KENWORTHY

What happens to our Moslem fellow subjects who may feel aggrieved in the City of Mecca? Is there any British representative to whom they can appeal for protection?


They can apply to the agent at Jeddah. We have no representative at Mecca.