HC Deb 05 June 1894 vol 25 c421
MR. SNAPE (Lancashire, S. E., Heywood)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has observed in the Consular Report just issued upon trade with Persia the complaints of British subjects trading at Kerman respecting the unjust imposts to which they are subjected, and the urgent requests they make for the appointment of a Consular officer; and whether, in view of the beneficial influence which such an appointment would have upon the imports into Persia, especially of Manchester cotton goods and calico prints, and also of the fact that it is recommended by Consul Preece, of Ispahan, the Foreign Office is prepared to act upon the recommendation?


The question is under consideration, and I can make no further statement with regard to it at present.