§ Mr. J. Johnson
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if British warships still patrol the waters of the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to intercept craft suspected to be carrying slaves from Africa to Arabia; and whether he will state the number and nature of the ships engaged upon it and any results achieved.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
Her Majesty's ships stationed in the Persian Gulf, and those passing through the Red Sea, have general instructions to search craft suspected of carrying slaves. There have been no incidents connected with slave trading in recent years.