HC Deb 13 February 1865 vol 177 cc206-7

asked the Secretary of State for India, Whether he will lay Papers on the table showing the present state of affairs in Bhootan, especially with reference to the recent acquisition of territory in that country?


said, that had it not been necessary to go back some time in order to make the history of those transactions intelligible, he should have laid the papers on the table as soon as Parliament met; but they were in course of preparation, and would be produced as soon as they were ready. The extent of our acquisition would be confined to the occupation of a line of forts to protect our own territory.