§ Sir W. BULL
asked whether the Turkish Government has granted a concession for the construction of a railway from Baghdad to the Persian Gulf; and, if so, whether such projected railway traverses territory in which the predominant interests of Great Britain are recognised by His Majesty's Government?
§ Sir E. GREY
The answer to the first question is in the affirmative, such a concession having been granted by the Ottoman Government many years ago, and having assumed its final form in the Baghdad Railway Convention of March, 1903. The commercial interests of British-Indian traders between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf are fully recognised by His Majesty's Government.