HC Deb 02 May 1893 vol 11 c1733

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the importance of the forthcoming trials of political prisoners at Angora, and in view of the fact that the British Vice Consul in that town is a permanent resident, and occupies therefore a position of some difficulty and delicacy, the Foreign Office will consider the advisability of sending a Consular officer to Angora for the special purpose of watching the trials and making a full Report?


The Secretary of State does not consider it advisable to send a Consular officer specially to Angora. As has already been said, Mr. Newton, the Vice Consul, will report upon the trials, and there is no reason to suppose that the fact of the Vice Consul being a resident at Angora will prevent him from making a full and accurate Report.