§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Chinese Government have assented to the Tibetan Treaty; whether he can state what is the exact amount of the indemnity that is to be paid by the Tibetan people; 253 and whether there are at present any British or Indian troops in occupation of Tibetan territory.
§ MR. BRODRICK
(1) The negotiations as to the adhesion of China to the Tibet Convention are still proceeding. (2) The indemnity to be paid by Tibet is twenty-five lakhs of rupees, as stated in the Declaration appended to the ratified copy of the Tibet Convention, published at page 93 of the last Tibet Blue-book. (3) I am not aware of any change in the number of troops which I informed the hon. Member on the 10th Aprill† were being maintained in Tibetan territory, viz., two and a half companies of native infantry in Chumbi, and an escort of fifty men with the trade agent at Gyangtse.