§ 17. Sir GEORGE SCOTT ROBERTSON
asked whether the punitive measures that have recently been resorted to on the North-West Frontier have had any satisfactory result in repressing or averting the probability of raids and outrages there occurring?
§ Mr. C. ROBERTS
The measures taken against the Bunerwals have resulted in the submission of the tribe and the payment of a fine of Rs. 7,000. On the Afghan border the representations made to the Amir, and the detention of a number of Khostwals in British territory, have led the Afghan authorities to arrest some thirty of the outlaws who had been using Khost as a base for their raids, and to procure the release of several Hindu captives.
§ Sir G. SCOTT ROBERTSON
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the existing frontier arrangements were made by Lord Curzon, whether they have been seriously considered by the Indian Press, and is he satisfied with them?