HC Deb 23 May 1928 vol 217 cc1849-50
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now any information concerning the trouble that has occurred between the Zaraniq tribe and the authorities of the Yemen; and can he state the nature of this trouble?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

I have been asked to take this question. Reports received from Aden indicate that the Zaraniq tribe have made further attacks on Imamic forces and that other tribes are associated with them. It appears that the object of these attacks is to expel the Imam from the Tihama. It has been made clear to the Zaraniq Sheikh that His Majesty's Government are not prepared to interfere in affairs in the Imam's territory.


Can the sight hon. Gentleman say what casualties have taken place?


No, Sir.

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