§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT(for MR. BADEN-POWELL) (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether Her Majesty's Government can give the House any information as to the present position of Colonel Lockhart and his Mission in Badakshan?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (MR. STAFFORD HOWARD) (Gloucester, Thornbury)
Colonel Lockhart, after visiting Gilgit and Chitral, on a 60 journey of exploration, has passed into Lower Badakshan on his return to India by the country of the Hindu Khush. There is no truth in a recent report that Colonel Lockhart and his party had been seized and imprisoned in Badakshan.