§ 2. Sir HILDRED CARLILE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he proposes to make a statement regarding British policy in Southern Persia as modified by the events which entailed the shooting of Captain Eckford?
§ Mr. ACLAND
I cannot make a statement till there has been full time to consider what the Persian Government can do themselves to secure reparation and what the situation requires. The force itself is not in any danger, and this is not the 1658 season of the year when extensive operations could under any circumstances be taken.