1. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1007 whether he can give the House any information regarding railway or trunk road communications in Persia completed during the War and such railways as are being surveyed at present, in view to early construction?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
The amount of railway construction undertaken in Persia during the War was infinitesimal, and consisted chiefly of a light line laid from Bushire to Borasjun. The main road from the Turco-Persian frontier at Kasrishirin has been improved.
As regards railway development, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer returned to the hon. Member for Stafford on the 18th February last.