§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Minister at the Court of Persia is about to retire; and, if so, whether the Government will, in any new appointment, provide for the duties of that Mission being earned on by an Officer in direct communication with the Viceroy of India, and by an Officer experienced in Asiatic life and action?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
I understand that the Minister at the Court of Persia has retired, and that his successor has not yet been designated. The late Minister was always in direct communication with the Viceroy of India.