§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether there is any foundation for the report from Constantinople that British agents are at work in Macedonia, and that their action has been taken notice of by the Palace; and, whether several attempts which have been made by the local Constantinople Press to deny it have been suppressed by the censor?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
When a Question is 1609 asked as to the accuracy of a report it is usual to state where such a report has appeared.
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
I am informed that no such report has appeared in any newspaper; but, if it had, I cannot imagine its being believed in by any one possessed of ordinary sobriety of judgment.
§ DR. TANNER
said, he would supply the right hon. Baronet with cuttings, setting forth that British agents had been accused of fomenting disorder in Macedonia.