§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been called to the outrage perpetrated last October upon an English lady in Aleppo by the dragoman of the Governor of Aleppo, and to the failure of the authorities there to have the offender brought to trial; and, whether the Government have taken, or are taking, any action in the matter, with a view to the protection of British subjects? He wished to add that the outrage was only brought to the notice of the Foreign Office last month.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
No Report respecting this case seems to have been received. Last autumn the Porte sent a Special Commissioner to Aleppo to inquire into the conduct of Djemil Pasha, the Governor General, and he was removed to another post in consequence of the Commissioner's Report. Her Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople instructed the British Consul to bring to the notice of the Ottoman Commissioner any grievance and complaints of British subjects.