HC Deb 05 April 1878 vol 239 c663

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House the Correspondence on the subject of the debts incurred with English tradesmen by the members of the late Persian Legation, which has passed between the Foreign Office and the agent for the creditors; and, whether he can hold out any hope of prompt payment?


in reply, said, that on several occasions the claims referred to had been brought under the notice of the Persian Government, both through the Persian Minister in London and Her Majesty's Minister at Teheran, who had been instructed to urge unofficially their payment. Her Majesty's Government did not think that, under existing circumstances, any useful purpose would be secured by laying the Correspondence upon the Table, neither could he hold out any hope of prompt payment.