§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Chinese Government have expressed their adhesion to the Tibetan Treaty; what is the amount of indemnity finally settled; and during what period is it to be paid.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guild-ford)
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. As I stated in reply to the hon. Member for West Denbighshire yesterday,‡ the Chinese Government have appointed a Plenipotentiary to negotiate with the Government of India on the subject of their adhesion to the treaty. The amount of the indemnity is Rs. 25 lakhs, and is, I understand, payable, under Article VI. of the treaty, in annual instalments of one lakh, commencing on January 1st, 1906.