§ MR. EVELYN ASHLEY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether he will send some of Her Majesty's ships to the coasts of Epirus and Thessaly, with instructions to take to a place of safety any Greek women and children who may wish to escape from the Turkish irregular forces?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
Sir, in answer to the hon. and learned Gentleman, I am glad to be able to say that Her Majesty's ships are already on the coast, and that the Rapid on Sunday last removed 180 women and children from Santa Quaranta in Epirus to Corfu. Her Majesty's Consuls in Epirus and Thessaly have full authority to call for the presence and assistance of Her Majesty's ships whenever necessary for the protection of life.