§ MR. DARBY GRIFFITH
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Baron Beust, the Minister of Austria, has issued a Circular Diplomatic Note to the Great Powers, stating that Austria had advised the Porte to carry out the evacuation of the Servian Fortresses, being convinced that England and France shared the opi- 933 nions of Austria on this subject; and whether the English Government have given a favourable reception to that Note; and also, whether the Porte have agreed to evacuate the Fortresses of Servia, and on what terms?
Such a document as that referred to by the hon. Member has been issued; and, as far as Servia is concerned, the Government entirely concurs in its recommendations. As to the latter part of the Question I am not able to give any reply.