HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 c2581W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the policy of the late Secretary of State for Air is being continued in Iraq under which bombing raids are strictly prohibited for the purpose of the collection of taxation; and whether, in the interests of the Royal Air Force in Iraq, he will state whether bombing raids for the purposes of taxation have ever been carried out in the past?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, I have already informed the House on two occasions that bombing raids have never been carried out for purposes of taxation.

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