§ 69. Mr. Warbey
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies what steps were taken by his Department to verify the accuracy of the rumours circulating in the South Arabian Federation regarding the alleged decapitation of two British Service men before they were given currency by the General Officer Commanding, Middle East Forces.
§ Mr. Fisher
The Colonial Office had no information on this matter in advance of the statement by the General Officer Commanding.