HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 cc20-1


21. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the question of the autonomy of Tibet is to come up for settlement at the Peace Conference, or what measures it is proposed to take to secure the ratification of the Convention of 1913 or otherwise to put a stop to the warfare between China and Tibet?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)

So far as I am aware, there is no likelihood of the Tibetan question being brought up at the Peace Conference. His Majesty's Government are fully alive to the importance of arriving at a satisfactory settlement of this question; but I cannot say what particular steps it may be found desirable to take. A temporary truce was concluded in August last between the Chinese and Tibetan Forces in Eastern Tibet.

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