HC Deb 21 January 1878 vol 237 c246

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If he will lay upon the Table of the House a series of Papers which will show the general principles of our military, political, commercial, and financial policy towards the tribes on our north-west frontier since our occupation of the Punjaub; also Documents and Minutes of Members of the Councils in England and India, relating to the proposed formation of our frontier under a separate administration, and also the Documents detailing the tribes, their numbers, and the operations undertaken, and with what results?


Sir, Papers giving my hon. and gallant Friend all the information he seeks as to the policy pursued by the Indian Government towards the tribes on the north-west frontier ought to be in the hands of hon. Members this evening or to-morrow. They conclude with a despatch from the Secretary of State upon the proposed formation of our frontier under one administrative head. There is no dissent of Members of Council to this despatch. As soon as the Papers relating to the Expedition against the Jowakis are complete they will be laid on the Table of the House.