§ *MR. REES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there is any reason to believe that the Russian officers employed in the Persian service have acted other 1691 wise than according to orders received from the Persian authorities; and whether the internal independence of Persia is a fundamental condition of the Anglo-Russian Convention.
§ MR. MCKINNON WOOD
The Answer to the first Question is in the negative. The second Question is answered by the text of the Agreement referred to.