§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON (Manchester, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is in a position to inform the House that all sections of the Afridi tribes have submitted themselves to the Government of India?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA
My latest information is to the 216 effect that the terms of the Government have been accepted by all sections of the Afridis. These terms include a fine of rifles, which has now been paid in full by all sections of the tribe, except a very small number still due from the Aka Khel section, who have given hostages for their surrender. A gradual demobilisation is taking place of the forces in the neighbourhood of Tirah, a number of regiments being under orders to return to their quarters in India.