§ 1. Sir CHARLES HUNTER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can state the number of Russian troops in the Russian sphere of influence in Persia, and the number of Indian troops in the British sphere?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Edward Grey)
The answer to the first part of the question is that there are some 13,400 Russian troops in the North of Persia. According to the last Returns there are about 1,300 British Indian troops in the south, of whom 190 are temporarily there in connection with the arms traffic.
§ Mr. MORRELL
Is there any prospect of any Russian troops being withdrawn according to the policy laid down by the right hon. Gentleman in 1911?