HC Deb 22 May 1890 vol 344 c1594

I would ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the telegram of the 8th of May on the case of Hassan Bey, who outraged a Greek girl, which said, That as the Russian Consul has made a protest against the action taken by the Magistrate in the matter, it is highly probable that the Magistrate has dealt with the case in an unsatisfactory manner; and whether he will ascertain whether the case has been tried already and judgment given, what that judgment was, and what was the ten our of the protest of the Russian Consul?


The hon. Member has already called my attention to the telegram in question. I must say that Her Majesty's Government cannot undertake to investigate the truth of the Daily News telegrams. Her Majesty's Consul received special instructions to watch the proceedings in the case referred to, and had there been an apparent intention to evade its just examination he would have reported accordingly.