§ 1. Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many and what British advisers have been appointed by the Persian Government; whether Mr. Armitage Smith has been seconded from the British Treasury in order to enter the service of the Persian Government and when he will proceed to Teheran; whether any British officers have been appointed to posts in the Persian Army or Persian Ministry of War; and whether these appointments are dependent on the ratification of the Anglo-Persian Agreement or are in any way connected with that treaty?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
The number of advisers engaged by the Persian Government is nine, namely, Mr. Armitage Smith, the financial adviser lent by His Majesty's Treasury, six assistants, and two consulting engineers. Mr. Armitage Smith took up his duties at Teheran on 6th May, but 970 has recently returned to this country on Persian Government business. No British officers have yet been appointed to posts in the Persian Army or the Persian Ministry of War. The appointments of the advisers were made as the result of Article 2 of the Anglo-Persian Agreement of 9th August, 1919.