HC Deb 03 August 1925 vol 187 cc940-1

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India why, seeing that since 1815 the importation through British India into Nepal of arms, ammunition, machinery, warlike material, and stores has not been required, it has now become necessary to enter into a treaty making such importation permissible; whether there is reason to believe that since 1815 such material has been imported into Nepal from other sources; and, if so, what such sources are?


Arrangements under which the Nepalese Government obtained munitions from, or through, India were in force for many years before the present Treaty was concluded, and I am not aware that any munitions were imported otherwise into Nepal.