§ SIR WILLIAM WEDDERBURN (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India what extensions have been made of Her Majesty's Indian Possessions subsequent to the passing of the Act for the better government of India (1858); in what years were such extensions made; and, what is the name and area of such extension?
§ *MR. HENRY FOWLER
In 1886 the province of Upper Burma was added to Her Majesty's Indian possessions; its area is about 83,500 square miles. In 1887 the frontier districts of Pishin and Sibi with their dependencies which had been under our administration under the treaty of Gundamak since 1879, were incorporated with British India. Besides these a considerable number of acquisitions of territory, including numerous exchanges with native princes, have taken place in various ways since 1858, the area in most cases being comparatively small. The information necessary for giving a complete answer to the hon. Member's question does not exist in this country.