HC Deb 10 May 1870 vol 201 cc464-5

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If the Government would think it right to take steps to obtain the postponement of the execution of any brigands now in prison in Athens, until such an investigation has been held of the circumstances connected with the late massacre of captives as may be considered satisfactory by the Government?


Sir, I beg to say that Her Majesty's Government fully appreciate the interest and anxiety shown in this matter by the hon. Member for Nottingham, and his great desire that the investigation into the lamentable occurrence in Greece shall be as complete as possible, and with that view we have sent a telegraphic communication to Mr. Erskine, empowering him to obtain from Corfu and Constantinople such legal assistance as it may be possible to procure. The Secretary of State has also sent today a telegraphic communication in the sense, and almost in the words, of the hon. Member's Question.