§ Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked whether the chiefs of Persian Baluchistan have taken, since 1909, any steps to render themselves independent of the Government of the Shah?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
According to reports received from His Majesty's Representatives on the spot, Persian Baluchistan was in a most disturbed condition throughout last year; and, in spite of warnings from His Majesty's Consuls in Seistan and at Kerman, and from the Political Agent at Chagai, there were numerous raids by Baluchi chiefs on the neighbouring province of Kerman, the most important of which took place last October. Sir George Barclay has expressed the opinion that, though the situation in Persian Baluchistan and in Kerman is undeniably serious, the arrival of the new Governor-General may improve matters.