§ BARON HENRY DE WORMS
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is the fact that since the Afghan Boundary Commission was appointed, the Russians have advanced in the direction of Herat; how much nearer they now are to Herat than they were prior to the Commission having been appointed; and, what distance they now are from Herat?
§ MR. J. K. CROSS
The Russians have advanced in the direction of Herat, from Sarakhs to Pulikhatun, on the Heri Rud, which is about 50 miles nearer to Herat than Old Sarakhs, where they were before the Afghan Boundary Commission was appointed. They are also reported to have advanced to Sariyazi, on the Murghab. Pulikhatun is about 140 miles from Herat, and Sariyazi somewhat further.