§ MR. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any representations have been made recently by the British Ambassador at Constantinople with regard to the condition of affairs in Armenia; what was the nature of the mission sent by the Sultan into Armenia in November last; whether the results of that Mission have yet been made known; and whether any information can be furnished on the subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY,) Northumberland, Berwick
No general representations have been made, but whenever specific instances of oppression or injustice are brought to the notice of Her Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople he takes such steps as he deems best calculated to obtain the issue by the Porte of suitable Instructions to the local authorities. It is the intention of His Majesty the Sultan to send a Commission next spring to inquire into the condition of His Majesty's Asiatic Provinces with a view to improving their administration.