HC Deb 30 June 1919 vol 117 cc594-5
34. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India if he will state when the full text of the recent communication from the Ameer of Afghanistan and of the Viceroy's reply thereto will be published?


I propose to lay full Papers, but I cannot at present name a date.

Colonel YATE

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if it is not necessary we should have these Papers at once, in view of the grave question of giving an armistice to the Afghans?


Yes. But through the India Office or from Simla full information of the negotiations has been published. I am waiting until the Viceroy receives the Ameer's answer to his latest communication—which may be a matter of a few days—and then I propose to lay Papers before the House.