§ 10. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can now make any further statement with regard to the situation in the Yemen; and whether he is satisfied that adequate steps have been taken to protect British interests in that territory and in the vicinity?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir John Simon)
According to a telegram received this morning from His Majesty's Minister at Jedda, an official communiqué published yesterday afternoon by the Saudi Government announces that King Ibn Saud has ordered the suspension of hostilities on all fronts with a view to the resumption of peace negotiations. This order is stated to have followed on an undertaking by the Imam of the Yemen to surrender the Idrisis, to evacuate the mountainous region in dispute, and to release the Saudi hostages whom he has been holding. Meanwhile, the Saudi Government appear to have firmly established their authority at Hodeida and the town is reported to be quiet. As regards the second part of the question, I am satisfied that adequate steps have been taken to protect British interests in the areas affected.