§ Mr. GIBSON BOWLES
asked if the Foreign Secretary could inform this House what effect the recent events which have occurred in Thibet are expected to have on the relations between Thibet and India; and if he can state what the general policy of His Majesty's Government will be in relation thereto?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. E. S. Montagu)
rose to reply.
§ Mr. BOWLES
May I ask whether I am not to have an answer from the Foreign Secretary? May I remind him that Thibet is not in India, but in China?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The relations between India and Thibet are determined by a 959 treaty with the Thibetian Government which has been confirmed by the Chinese Government, and there is no reason to suppose that they will be affected by the change in the personnel of the Thibetan administration. The general policy of His Majesty's Government will be strictly to observe their treaty obligations and to require similar observance by the other parties concerned.