§ 9. Captain BARNETT
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that no certificate of hostile occupation exists in regard to Baku, and that trade between this country and that part of the Caucasus is consequently legal; and why a registered letter addressed by a British oil company to its Baku office was returned as recently as 14th February marked "Commercial papers, service suspended?"
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
It has not yet been possible to arrange for the transmission of registered correspondence to South Russia and Caucasia, and the letter in question was probably returned because it had been wrongly accepted for registration. If the hon. and gallant Member will send me the cover of the letter, I will have further inquiry made.