HC Deb 08 August 1884 vol 292 c271

In reply to Mr. MONK,


said, that a telegram had been received at the Foreign Office to-day to the following effect:— The Porte informed Lord Dufferin yesterday that it has no objection to ships passing in transit from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean without detention at Kavak; that it also agrees to ships passing in transit to the Black Sea from uncontaminated countries such as England and Malta; and that it declines assuming responsibility of allowing ships from contaminated countries, such as France and Italy, to pass without having undergone prescribed quarantine. That statement, he thought, would be very satisfactory to British commercial interests.