HC Deb 20 April 1932 vol 264 c1476W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which nations besides Great Britain incur expenditure in the prevention of slave trading in the Red Sea and, if so, to what extent such expenditure has been incurred during recent years; and how this compares with the amount expended by Great Britain in this connection?


The French and Italian Governments maintain patrol vessels in the Red Sea. I have no information as to the actual expenditure involved in the maintenance of these vessels, or in any other measures adopted by these Governments for the prevention of slave trading.