§ MR. PHILIP STANHOPE (Leicestershire, Market Harborough)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been directed to the fact that bales of loot, images of Buddha, and other objects, ostensibly pillaged from the monasteries of Tibet, have arrived at 12 Darjeeling; and whether he will give strict injunctions to prevent any pillage of the monasteries and libraries of Lhasa by the expeditionary forces.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I have received no information as to the arrival at Darjeeling of objects ostensibly pillaged from the monasteries of Tibet. The Government of India are fully aware of the necessity of preventing pillage, and are taking all necessary steps.