§ SIR H. COTTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, in accordance with the terms of the Convention of 1904 between Great Britain and Tibet, trade marts have been opened out at Gyantze, Gartok, and Yatung; whether British agents have been appointed at these marts; and, if so, what are their names and official rank, the strength of the escort, if any, which has been provided for each place, and the estimated annual cost of maintaining those agencies.
§ MR. JOHN MORLEY
Trade marts have been opened at Gyangtse and Gartok under the terms of the Convention of 1904. The mart at Gyangtse has taken the place of that at Yatung, at which no trade agent is stationed. Captain O'Connor has been appointed trade agent at Gyangtse and Thakeer Jai Chand at Gartok. There is no escort at Gartok. The escort at Gyangtse consists of seventy-five native infantry.