§ MR. SMEATON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the draft Anglo-Russian Convention has been acquiesced in by the Persian Government; to what extent it safeguards British interests in the Persian Gulf on the gulf littoral and in the gulf hinterland; and whether there is any clause binding the two contracting Powers to refer all or any future disputes in the Middle East to arbitration.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
My right hon. friend can say nothing about negotiations with Russia or any other Power which are not concluded.