§ MR. SLAGG (Burnley)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he will provide, for the use of hon. Members of this House, a map showing the additions that have been made to the territory of British India 22 since 1870, by annexation and otherwise; and providing references to the various Treaties, arrangements, and Proclamations under which those additions have been effected?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The only additions of any importance made to the territory of British India since 1870 are Upper Burmah and the districts on the North-Western Frontier. There may have been trifling rectifications of frontier elsewhere, by exchange with Native States, as to which no certain information could be given without reference to India. A map will be prepared and laid upon the Table showing the districts added last year on the North-Western Frontier, with the references asked for. But it is impossible to do the same thing in reference to Upper Burmah, as the frontier still remains to be marked out by the Commission agreed to in the Convention with China of 1886.