§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Chinese Amban and representative of the Tibetan Government have power, on reaching Gyangtse, to treat and settle the differences between India and Tibet.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The Chinese Amban, as representing the Suzerain Power, has authority to treat with the British Mission; as to the powers of the Tibetan representative who may accompany the Amban, I have at present no information. As regards the settling of differences, no doubt references to the Governments respectively represented will be necessary.