§ SIR HENRY MEYSEY-THOMPSON (Staffordshire, Handsworth)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have an agent on the Persian littoral of the Persian Gulf; and, if so, whether they have received, or are expecting to receive, any information from him concerning the reported lease for a term of years to the Russian Government of the port of Bunder Abbas.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Yes, Her Majesty has a Consul-General at Bushire. Her Majesty's Government have not received and do not expect to receive, from that officer any confirmation of the report in question.