§ MR. LEVESON-GOWER (Stoke-upon-Trent)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the House any recent information as to the condition of Crete, and as to the correctness of the report that disturbances have again broken out in that Island, and that, among other cases of outrage, two lads have been lately murdered and mutilated by Zaptiehs?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
Papers will shortly be presented which will include the Reports of the British Consul on the state of the Island. It cannot be said that disturbances have again broken out, but frequent murders take place both of Christians and of Mussulmans. Some of these crimes are attributed to gendarmes. One of these cases was that of a Christian lad of 18, who was recently found murdered with circumstances of great atrocity.