HC Deb 27 July 1896 vol 43 c700
MR. J. G FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the Foreign Office have yet received official information respecting the Convocation of the Cretan Assembly at Canea; has any information as to the truth of the statement that Abdullah Pasha, Military Governor, entered the Chamber, together with the Governor General, and officially took part in the proceedings; and, whether in view of the tension of feeling existing in the Assembly, the Ambassadors of the Powers will make adequate representation to the Porte concernimg these departures from established usage.


No Dispatches with regard to the opening of the Cretan Assembly have yet been received from Her Majesty's Consul, and his telegraphic reports do not mention that Abdullah Pasha entered the Chamber with the Governor General and officially took part in the proceedings.


asked whether though this Convocation had met on the 17th inst., no Dispatches had yet been received?


said that the hon. Member had asked as to the receipt of official information. But neither in telegrams nor in Dispatches was any mention made of the particular incident to which the hon. Member referred.