HC Deb 16 May 1928 vol 217 cc1012-3

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has yet received a report in reply to his inquiries regarding the prevalence of slave trading in the Persian Gulf?


Preliminary reports have been received, according to which, while slavery still exists in Persian Baluchistan, conditions on the British side of the frontier are satisfactory. Individual cases of slave traffic between Persian Baluchistan and the Persian Gulf occasionally occur, but there is so far no evidence of any extensive traffic. Inquiries are being pursued, and further reports from British officials in this area are awaited.

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