4 JULY 1931, Page 6

a Parliament On Thursday, June 25th, the Upper House had

a short discussion on Persia, where import restrictions and exchange regulations are damaging our trade. Persia has pleaded an acute economic crisis, and the Government here could promise no immediate improve- ment. The Archbishop of Canterbury's motion, that the Cathedrals Measure from the Church Assembly should be presented for the Royal Assent, was passed: The Lower House was occupied by the Scottish estimates. On Friday, the 26th, the Prime Minister made an unexpected statement that His Majesty's Government would, if necessary, apply to Parliament for authority to give financial support to India to maintain her credit during the period of constitutional change. If this means that the resources of the Government of India are being dangerously strained, we trust that this reassuring step has been taken in good time.