§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, during the recent unrest in Arabia, the cross-desert motor service to Bagdad has been suspended or curtailed or has changed its route; and whether there have been any cases of molestation of passengers by desert tribes?
§ Mr. AMERY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part of the question, I am informed that on the nights of the 12th and 13th March certain native cars were held up and robbed on the trans-desert route by bandits understood to be Druze. One Armenian passenger was wounded. This incident had no connection whatever with the recent Akhwan raids.