HC Deb 15 August 1879 vol 249 cc1034-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether his attention has been called to a letter in the eighth number of the "Neon Kition" from Mr. Delaval Cobham, Commissioner of Larnaca, in which that gentleman admits that the election of M. Mitzis was cancelled because he was not a Turkish subject, this statement having previously been denied by Sir Garnet Wolseley?


Sir, Mr. Cobham's letter has not been communicated to the Foreign Office; but a Memorial from certain inhabitants of Larnaca, communicated by the hon. Baronet the Member for Chelsea (Sir Charles W. Dilke) complaining that the election of M. Mitzis as a member of the Legislative Council had been cancelled on the ground that he was not a Turkish subject has been received. The Memorial has been forwarded to the High Commissioner for his remarks thereupon; but his Report has not yet been received.