§ SIR HENRY COTTON (Nottingham, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he can inform the House of the present condition of the negotiations between the Government of India and the Government of China regarding the confirmation or modification of the agreement concluded in August, 1904, at Lhasa with the Tibetan authorities; and whether he is in a position to lay Papers on the subject before the House.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
As was stated on Thursday last, negotiations are proceeding between His Majesty's Government and the Chinese Government in regard to the terms of a Convention for the adhesion of China to the Convention concluded with Tibet in 1904. No statement can be made and Papers cannot be presented during the progress of the negotiations.