HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 cc1265-6

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any official information to the effect that some 5,000 Russian troops have been sent to guard the Russian Consulates in Persia; and whether he will consider the advisability of despatching troops to guard British Consulates there, with a view to preventing the influence of Great Britain being predominated by that of any other Power.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) I venture to refer the hon. Member to the Answer given yesterday to the Question asked by the hon. Member for the Ripon Division of Yorkshire on the same subject.†I may ado that the extra guards sent to Teheran and other places amount in all not to 5,000, but to about 100.