§ LORD ROBEBT MONTAGU
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he can give any information to the House concerning a report in the "Standard" of March 18th, announcing the despatch of 20,000 Russian troops across the Caspian to unite with other troops, and with the probable intention of seizing Merv?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
No, Sir, I have no information that I can lay before the House. We have heard reports as to the movements of the Russian troops in that quarter; but we have no information that would justify us in stating what their probable destination was.