§ MR. S. SMITH (Flintshire)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Armenian community in Marsovan has sent requests to the British Embassy at Constantinople asking for intervention with the Sultan to obtain protection for them from different sorts of torture which they allege have been inflicted on them, and of which a list of 20 different sorts is said to have been sent to the British Embassy, giving the names of the persons tortured, with the places and dates; and whether Her Majesty's Government is taking active steps to have cases investigated?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY, Northumberland, Berwick)
I had not heard of this before the hon. Member put the question on the Paper, but inquiry is now being made.