HC Deb 03 May 1877 vol 234 cc257-8

I beg to give Notice that, in the event of the Motion of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Greenwich being carried, I shall move that Resolutions 2 and 3, rebuking and admonishing Her Majesty's Ally the Sultan of Turkey for the misgovernment of the Christian Provinces and States under his control, be applied in like manner to Her Majesty's Ally the Czar of All the Russias respecting the Russian subjects of Poland—another Christian State—whose oppression, persecution, and torture have notoriously been the opprobrium of European history and the grief and scandal of humanity and civilisation during several generations.


also gave Notice that he would move— That this House, while anxious to promote the well-being of the Christian subjects of the Sultan and of all races under his rule, condemns the interference of a foreign Power by force of arms in the internal administration of the Ottoman Empire; and this House is satisfied that Her Majesty's Government, while maintaining neutrality so long as our interests are not affected by the war which Russia is waging against Turkey, will not fail to take such steps as would enable them, should occasion arise, promptly to protect our interests and maintain our Empire in the East.