HC Deb 02 November 1908 vol 195 c776

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many Russian officers are employed with the Persian Cossack brigade at Teheran.


In 1903 there were four Russian officers and five Russian non-commissioned officers with the Persian Cossack brigade. It has since been stated that the noncommissioned officers now number eight.

MR. LYNCH (Yorkshire, W. R., Ripon)

In view of the fact that we have joined the Government of Russia in guaranteeing the maintenance of the independence and integrity of Persia, and in view of the important part now being played by Russia, ought not the contract with the Persian Government—


Notice should be given of that Question.