HC Deb 22 July 1936 vol 315 c420
10. Commander LOCKER-LAMPSON

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what British interests are imperilled by the recent revolt of Arabs in Iraq in which 4,000 Arabs have lost their lives; and whether any British lives or property are in danger?


The disturbances to which by hon. and gallant Friend refers affected only a limited area in the Middle Euphrates district. I understand that there was some loss of life, but I have no reason to suppose that the casualties in any way approached the figure quoted by my hon. and gallant Friend. My information is that the disturbances are now at an end, and so far as I am aware no British lives or interest have been endangered.


Does not this indicate that life under Arab rule is dangerous as well as under other people's rule?


I do not think it would be fair to draw too unfavourable or unfriendly deductions from events which are not limited to one particular form of rule.

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