HC Deb 12 June 1890 vol 345 cc720-1
MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in the position to give the House any information regarding the reported slaughter by Arnauts, with the connivance of the Turkish Authorities, of a number of Christian refugees in the neighbourhood of Kossova, in North West Macedonia, as they were endeavouring to make their way to Servia?


No information has been received at the Foreign Office on the subject.


Will the right, hon. Gentleman inquire? This is a very serious matter, for it is reported in the Continental papers that more than 80 persons were killed.


As I have previously explained, it is impossible for Her Majesty's Representatives to report instantaneously on reports sent by telegraph to English newspapers. It is their duty to inquire into the accuracy of rumours before they report on them, as I am sure they will do in good time.