HC Deb 09 April 1886 vol 304 c1177
MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Eccleshall)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Great Powers have, in consequence of the opposition of the Russian Government to the permanent union of the two provinces, advised the Prince of Bulgaria to accept the Governorship of Roumelia for a period of only five years; whether Prince Alexander has accepted these terms; and, whether the Greek Government have consented to give up their aggressive attitude and to disarm?


The Great Powers have advised Prince Alexander to accept the arrangement contained in the Protocol recently signed at Constantinople; but Her Majesty's Government have no information as to whether the Prince has agreed to do so. As regards the last part of the Question, I can add nothing to the answer which I gave to a similar Question by the hon. Member on the 1st instant.