HC Deb 13 June 1907 vol 175 c1589
MR. ARTHUR HENDERSON (Durham, Barnard Castle)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Leicester, I bog to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his negotiations with Russia relate to matters other than boundaries, and are concerned with general political relationships.


The direct object of the negotiations is to prevent conflict and difficulties between the two Powers in the part of Asia which affects the Indian frontier and the Russian frontiers in that region. If these negotiations result in an agreement, it will deal only with those questions. What the indirect result will be as regards general political relationships must depend upon how such an agreement works in practice, and what effect it has upon public opinion in both countries.