HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 cc9-10
10. Mr. HARRIS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs who represents this country's interests in Afghanistan; and whether he can make any statement as to the present condition in that country?


As there is no Government in Afghanistan recognised by His Majesty's Government, no foreign representative in that country has been charged with the representation of British interests since the withdrawal of His Majesty's Legation from Kabul. As regards the second part of the question, my information concerning the recent course of events in Afghanistan is similar to that which has appeared in the Press. At the present moment, it would appear that the Amir Habibullah is in control of a large part of the country, but that he is still opposed in the Eastern and Southern Provinces by the supporters of General Nadir Khan.


Is any country at present represented in Afghanistan to whom communications can be sent?


I am afraid that I must have notice of that question.