§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether, in case any of the Powers parties to the Treaty of Berlin press for the literal fulfilment of that Treaty in regard to Bulgaria, Her Majesty's Government will press for the fulfilment of Article XXIII. of the Treaty in regard to other parts of Turkey, so that, so far as the influence of this country avails, the part of the Treaty limiting the freedom of the people of Bulgaria may not be enforced while those parts which secure a measure of freedom to other parts of the country are wholly set at naught?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The Question is hypothetical; and it would be contrary to all precedent and convenience to answer it.