MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Agreement entered into by the British Government and the Ameer of Afghanistan as the result of the recent British Mission to Cabul, together with other Papers connected with the Mission, will be laid before Parliament at an early date; whether he will give a general indication of the contents of the Agreement; and whether it differs in any material respect from the previous Agreement existing between the British Government and the late Ameer.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guild-ford)
I propose shortly to lay on the Table a translation of the Agreement recently concluded with the Ameer of Afghanistan, together with such Papers as are necessary to elucidate it. The purport of the Agreement, as has already been stated in another place, is merely to continue and confirm Agreements which existed between the British Government and the late Ameer.