HC Deb 15 March 1922 vol 151 c2224W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now give further information concerning the expenses of the mission to the Iman of Sana'a; the names of chiefs who received presents to the value of£2,155; and to whom, and for what, other sums amounting to£6,324 were paid?


The total cost of the mission of Colonel Jacob to the Iman of Sana'a was£9,975.

The following chiefs received presents to the total value of£2,155:

  • Mahomed Abdulla Hasonali.
  • Hason Mahomed Saleh Jaffer
  • Bhagwandas Jadujee
  • Mohamed Awad Mahairiz.
  • Dawarkadas Kalidass.
On the£6,324 the sum of£500 was spent as a present to Shaikh el Mashaikh Abu Hadi; a further sum of approximately£1,500 was spent on payments for rent, and to guards, guides, messengers, etc. No details of the balance of approximately£4,000 are available in London, but the whole of this expenditure has been audited and passed by the Government of India.