HC Deb 01 December 1908 vol 197 c1254

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, last month, Afghan gun-runners, smuggling arms from Persia into Afghanistan surrendered to a band of Persian robbers who, in turn, surrendered to the Nushki Bey; and whether the Persian Government is taking steps to prevent a practice fraught with such danger to British troops and British interests in India.


His Majesty's Government have received no report on the incident referred to in the first part of the Question. In regard to the second part of the Question, I can add nothing to the Reply given to the hon. Member on the 14th ultimo on this subject, to the effect that His Majesty's Government did not fail to keep the importance of the question before the Persian authorities and that the latter were doing what they could to deal with it.