HC Deb 19 May 1887 vol 315 c512
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether his attention had been called to the Memorial from a Committee of the Free Church of Scotland with regard to certain property belonging to their Mission Station at Constantinople, dated 4th May, 1887; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will, in view of the statement of facts therein set forth, and considering that no pecuniary liability will be cast upon the Treasury, reconsider the instructions recently issued to Her Majesty's Ambassador at the Porte, and allow the property in question to be vested in the Embassy on trust for the Mission, in accordance with precedent and the prayer of the Memorialists?


The Memorial in question has been communicated to the Treasury, who have decided that, under the circumstances set forth in it, the property may be hold in trust by the Embassy, on the condition that it shall entail no pecuniary liability on the part of Her Majesty's Government.