HC Deb 24 February 1885 vol 294 c1174

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government have taken, are taking, or will take, any measures with a view to the security of Herat, and to prevent its being taken by a coup de main?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Gentleman, I have to state that Her Majesty's Government are engaged in taking the steps which they deem best for ascertaining and securing the entire frontier of Afghanistan, including Herat; and they cannot enter into any statement of particulars, because they conceive it would be disadvantageous to the public interest.