HC Deb 19 February 1857 vol 144 cc840-1

I wish, Sir, to ask the noble Lord at the head of the Government a question of which I was unable to give him notice, as I have only to-day received the information upon which it is founded. The question is whether a treaty was signed between Russia and Persia on the 5th of January last, and ratified at Teheran on the 18th of the same month, by which Persia ceded to Russia certain territory between two places on the frontiers of Turkey?


Sir, Her Majesty's Government have no knowledge of any such treaty, except from what has appeared in the newspapers.