Sir J. D. REES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the strength of the British Force at Kazvin; and if he will say whether a safe line of retreat is available for it in case of the advance of a large Bolshevist force from Enzeli or the north-west frontier of Persia?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have been asked to reply. I regret it is not in the public interest to publish the information asked for in this question. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, General Ironside is in command of the force in North-West Persia, and I hope he will be able to deal with any situation which may arise.