§ 58. Mr. DILLON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any preparations are now being made for a military expedition in Somaliland; and, if so, what is the nature of these preparations?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)
No, Sir. I explained the situation in Somaliland on 24th February, and the policy then indicated has not been altered.
§ 59 Mr. DILLON
asked what is the nature of the instructions under which the civil officer in charge of Somaliland is now acting; and what are the instructions given to the military officer in charge at Burao?
§ Mr. HARCOURT
No formal instructions have been Issued to the Commissioner of Somaliland, but he is, of course, aware of the policy of His Majesty's Government, and I am in close touch with him. There is no military officer at Burao, but a Commandant of the local forces has just been appointed, and I am considering in consultation with the Commissioner what instructions should be issued to him.
§ 60. Mr. DILLON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now undertake to lay further Papers on Somaliland?