§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked the Under Secretary of State for 1769 India, Whether, 12 months ago, the Viceroy did not, in reference to the probable action of China upon our northern frontier "in Burmah," state that there would be no attempt to bring the Shan Chiefs "under direct administrative control," and that it was "of great importance to secure the acquiescence of China;" and, whether any, and what, steps have since been taken to secure such acquiescence?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The words quoted are to be found in the Blue Book. A Convention was made with China on July 24, 1886, which has been laid on the Table of the House.