§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is the fact that no official information has been furnished to Parliament on Central Asian affairs during this and the preceding Parliament, nor since May 1885, when Blue Book, "Central Asia" 5, 1885, was issued; and, when further and more recent information will be furnished to Parliament on this subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The Blue Book "Central Asia" No. 4, 1885, carries the Correspondence down to the signature of the Protocol of September 10, 1885, for the settlement of the Afghan Frontier from Zulfikar towards the Oxus. Certain points in that frontier are still under discussion; and it would not be desirable to present further Papers until these are arranged.