§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has any information as to the Russian expedition to Hissar; and if he knows whether the men of science named for it are to he accompanied by a military escort?
§ MR. BOURKE
, in reply, said, the only information which had been received at the Foreign Office as to a Russian scientific expedition to Hissar was contained in an extract from The Turkestan Gazette, which he did not think would be intelligible to the House without a map. He would, however, take measures to have it published. He had heard nothing as to the expedition being accompanied by a military escort, but he thought that if an expedition of the kind had started into a country which might be said to be unknown, and the natives of which were, most probably, extremely rough and barbarous, it was very likely to be accompanied by a military escort.