HC Deb 13 March 1913 vol 50 cc441-2W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what is the amount of the special sum to be provided by the Government of India for the administration of the province of Fars; and whether any British-Indian officers are to be lent to the Governor-General of Fars or to the Government of Persia to assist in the maintenance of order and in affording protection to British trade?


His Majesty's Government are advancing £100,000 to the Persian Government to be devoted to the organisation of the gendarmerie under Swedish officers in Fars. A portion of the advance for general administrative purposes will also be allocated to Fars. One half of both amounts will be advanced from Indian revenues. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.