§ Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether customs duties are charged by the Persian Government on articles brought into Persia for the use of our troops operating in Persia and their families; whether one firm has the monopoly of clearing these articles; whether there is any British control over the charges made by this firm; and whether he will make representations to the Persian Government for securing exemption from Persian customs duties for our troops who are engaged in assisting that Government and such of the families of our troops as still remain in Persia?1389W
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
I have been asked to reply. I am in communication with the General Officer Commanding Mesopotamia, regarding the matter raised in this question, and I will let the hon. and learned Member know the result as soon as possible.