HC Deb 05 May 1924 vol 173 c13
19. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any authentic information from our Consul-General in Kashgar or from other sources with regard to the revolt in Turkestan led by General Sytcheff; and what steps he proposes to take, in view of the allegations in the Russian Press stating that the revolt in Afghanistan has been inspired by the English?


In reply to the first part of the question, His Majesty's Government have no official information regarding the details of this revolt. In reply to the second part of the question, I take this opportunity of stating that the allegations stated to be made by the Russian Press to which the hon. and gallant Member refers are entirely fantastic and devoid of all foundation. His Majesty's Government do not propose to take any further action in the matter.