HC Deb 08 February 1881 vol 258 cc344-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any instructions have been given to Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Porte in reference to the Turco-Greek question; and, if so, whether those instructions will be communicated to the House?


Sir, Mr. Goschen has not received a fresh set, but goes out under his former Instructions, supplemented by others from time to time, given according to the changing phases of the Eastern Question. He is now, of course, in full possession of the views of Her Majesty's Government upon the present situation, which have been conveyed to him in the course of his conversations with my noble Friend Lord Granville. Many of the Instructions given to Mr. Goschen will be contained in the new Blue Books. The first volume will be out to-morrow or Thursday, and the second in about a week.