Oral Answers to Questions — Aden (Military Incursion).

– in the House of Commons at on 29 November 1933.

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Photo of Mr Hylton Murray-Philipson Mr Hylton Murray-Philipson , Twickenham


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give the House any information regarding the recent incursions made by the troops of a neighbouring potentate into a remote area of the Aden Protectorate, resulting in livestock being looted and hostages taken from tribesmen under British protection; whether air action has been taken or threatened against the frontier fortresses from which the marauding troops came; and has the return of hostages and loot been secured and the position stabilised?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

In June last Zeidi troops and tribesmen made an incursion into the Subeihi area of the Aden Protectorate, and carried off some hostages and loot. Representations were made to the Imam of the Yemen, and complete restitution was obtained. No further incursion has since been reported.