§ Mr. THEODORE TAYLOR
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he would say under what flag the city of Damascus now lives; whether its local government is carried on under civil or under military authority; and to which government its local authority it amenable?
§ Lord R. CECIL
General Allenby was authorised on 1st October to allow the Arab flag to be hoisted at Damascus, and this has presumably been done. In accordance with the laws and usages of war the occupied territory is under military administration. The Military Governor of Damascus, Ali Pasha Ridi E[...] Rikabi, is responsible to General Allenby.