§ MR. REES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any British Indian subjects were killed or wounded in the attack made by arabs upon s.s. "Bloss Lynch," between Bagdad and Basra; and, if so, whether the authors of the attack have been brought to justice, or any reparation received from the Porte.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
one British protected subject was wounded; the stoker, whose nationality is unknown, was also severely wounded. The Ottoman Government have given assurances that everything possible will be done to ensure security of navigation, and the steamer service has been resumed. Nazim Pasha, the Turkish Commissioner, has been directed to go to the spot, troops have been sent there, and an inquiry will be held with a view to having the culprits punished.