HC Deb 16 March 1860 vol 157 c733

said, he wished to inquire of the Secretary of State for India, respecting the means of extending our trade with Central Asia? He believed it was very desirable that a trade should be opened with that portion of the world across the Himalayas. Russia was greatly extending her commerce in that quarter, and he had no doubt that on fair terms we should be able to compete successfully with her in that market,