HC Deb 29 April 1929 vol 227 c1287
27. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give an account of the present position of the rival claimants to the Afghan throne?


According to such information as is available the general position at the moment appears to be that King Amanulla's advance towards Kabul has reached the neighbourhood of Ghazni, which is still held by a small force of the Amir Habibulla's troops.


Will the right hon. Gentleman explain why he refers to this gentleman as King Amanulla in view of the fact that he has abdicated and has not yet taken his place upon the throne?


The ex-King.