HC Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c241
MR. ROBERT WALLACE (Edinburgh, E.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the number of British troops in and on the way to Crete, and the total number of troops of the other Great Powers similarly engaged; and what proportion British ships of war bear in number and class to the total flotilla of the Concert of Europe now in Cretan waters?


According to the last Report received there were 1,500 British troops in Crete and one mountain battery. Four hundred men and ten officers are on their way there from Malta, which will bring the total up to 1,910. The total number of the troops of the other Great Powers is, according to our latest information, 3,800 and one mountain battery. The second Question should be addressed to the First Lord of the Admiralty.