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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether in view of the fact that diplomatic relations now exist directly between Afghanistan and Great Britain, in which India is vitally interested, and in view of the fact that the whole cost of the British Legation at Kabul is paid for out of Indian revenues, he will arrange that the diplomatic representation at Kabul is by Indians instead of Europeans?


The facts stated by the hon. Member do not appear to me to constitute a reason for applying a special restriction to the selection of His

STATEMENT shewing the kind, volume and value of cotton goods imported into British India from China and Japan respectively, during the calendar year 1924.
Kind. Volume. Value Rs.
China (including Hong Kong). Twist and Yarn 235,620 lbs. 4,55,400
Piece goods—grey (unbleached) 7,573,629 yds. 27,80,201
Japan Twist and Yarn 30,769,770 lbs. 4,39,27,861
Hosiery 81,20,066
Piece goods—grey (unbleached) 107,926,155 yds. 4,08,75,979
Piece goods—white (bleached) 3,848,033 yds. 16,29,395
Coloured, printed or dyed 33,885,070 yds. 1,25,33,834
In addition, some part of goods to the value of Rs. 1,03,72,568, described in the returns as "other sorts," may have come from China and Japan.