§ 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 1850 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.