§ SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK (Kensington, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is true that Ayoub Khan, having recently escaped from his detention in Persia, attempted to enter Afghan territory in the neighbourhood of Herat; whether he was repulsed in the attempt; whether he is now a fugitive on Persian territory; and, whether any steps will be taken to effect his recapture?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The information that Her Majesty's Government have received is in the sense of my hon. Friend's Question. I cannot at present add anything to it.