HC Deb 13 December 1937 vol 330 c783
1. Mr. Leach

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what report he has to make on the North-West Frontier troubles; and what is the prospect of a peaceful settlement of these long-drawn-out wars in which so many lives have been lost?

The Under-Secretary of State for India (Lord Stanley)

I have little to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Central Southwark (Mr. Day) on 29th November. Peace terms have now been accepted by jirgas of the Bhitanni tribe and our troops have evacuated Bhitanni tribal territory. The withdrawal of troops from Waziristan continues and several units have now returned to their normal stations.

Mr. Leach

Has an offer been received from Mr. Gandhi to mediate in this matter?

Lord Stanley

I have no information to that effect.