HC Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 cc668-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he can give an assurance that the occupation of part of the disputed territory on the Afghan frontier by the Russians does not prevent the survey officers attached to the British Commission from completing the survey of the country so occupied, and ascertaining the physical facts necessary to be known with a view either to an agreement or an arbitration; or, in case there is any doubt on the subject, if Her Majesty's Government will at once communicate with the Russian Government in order to ensure freedom of survey?


No statement to this effect has reached Her Majesty's Government.