HC Deb 12 July 1883 vol 281 c1211

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether any contributions in money or in arms are in course of payment, or promised, to the Ameer of Afghanistan; and, if so, what is the amount of such contributions, and on what terms and with what object they are being made?


asked whether it might now be assumed that the proposed visit of the Ameer to the Viceroy during the coming autumn would not take place?


Communications have passed between the Secretary of State and the Government of India on the subject referred to by the Question of the hon. Member for Stafford; but Her Majesty's Government are not at present in possession of official information which enables me to make any statement on this matter. I may say, however, that the relations existing between the Indian Government and the Ameer are of a satisfactory nature. I can only state that the contemplated visit of the Ameer to the Viceroy will very much depend on his own wishes.