HC Deb 13 March 1907 vol 171 cc28-9

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.


My right hon. friend can say nothing about negotiations with Russia or any other Power which are not concluded.