HC Deb 25 March 1912 vol 36 c4

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether in view of the delay in presenting the Papers on Persia, documents can be included up to a more recent date than that which was originally intended; (2) when we may expect the Papers on Persia which have been promised, and the text of the Note presented to the Government of Persia explaining the Anglo-Russian Agreement which has been accepted by the Persian Government.

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu, for Sir E. Grey)

The Secretary of State hopes to be able to lay a first instalment of the Papers relating to Persia on Friday next. This will include correspondence down to the end of September last. A second instalment, to the end of the year, will be laid next week or immediately after Easter, and a third, covering the first three months of this year, should be ready at the end of April or the beginning of May. The text of the Note recently presented to the Persian Government and of their reply will be laid, as a separate Paper, I hope on the 27th instant.