HC Deb 16 July 1877 vol 235 c1322

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What steps have been taken, and what further steps it is proposed to take, to secure payment to English creditors of debts incurred by members of the Persian Embassy in the year 1873?


In reply to my hon. and learned Friend I have to state that the steps taken in favour of the creditors of the Persian Embassy in 1873 are these—The applications of the different creditors that were sent to the Foreign Office have been sent to Her Majesty's Minister at Teheran, and some of them have been presented to the Persian Government. From the last reports it appears that the late Chargé d'Affaires of the Persian Mission in England had announced his intention of paying his English creditors whenever his circumstances would permit. It is not the intention of Lord Derby to take any further steps in the matter than by referring the applications of the creditors which may from time to time come to the Foreign Office to the Persian Government at Teheran.