HC Deb 07 June 1886 vol 306 cc1139-40
MR. OTTER (Lincolnshire, Louth)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he will inform the House what reforms, if any, have, since the conclusion of the Treaty of Berlin, been effected in Armenia by the Ottoman Porte conformably to its obligations under that Treaty; and, how soon the further correspondence on the subject which has been promised will be laid upon the Table of the House?


Her Majesty's Government have not received, either from the Porte or from their own Agents, information of any comprehensive or adequate measures of reform having been introduced into Armenia by the Porte. The condition of the Armenians continues to have their earnest attention, and they propose to take any favourable opportunity that may present itself of renewing their representations to the Porte on the subject. In the meanwhile, they do not think that the publication at this moment of the Correspondence, which will be eventually published, would be desirable, or could promote the object in view.