HC Deb 14 February 1882 vol 266 c635

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether, before the conclusion of the treaty between Russia and Persia, any proposal was made by Her Majesty's Government as to a representative of this Country being present at the proceedings which were taken for the delimitation of the new Russian Frontier?


No, Sir. No such proposal was made as that mentioned in the Question by Her Majesty's Government with regard to that portion of the territory which is the subject of the arrangement between Russia and Persia; but with regard to another portion of the Southern Russian territory in that neighbourhood, communications are passing. I may take this opportunity of saying that we have been informed by Her Majesty's Minister in Persia that the proposed Russian Frontier-line terminates at a point distant 150 miles—and not, as stated in various papers, only 11 miles—from Sarakhs.