HC Deb 24 May 1897 vol 49 cc1142-3
MR. G. LAMBERT (Devon, South Molton)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether as the state of affairs in Crete demands an early settlement of the question of government, the Powers have agreed as to the form of government to be conferred on the island?


Although the Powers are agreed that Crete shall enjoy complete autonomy under the suzerainty of the Sultan, the details of the scheme are still under consideration, and it is not yet possible to make any announcement on the subject.


asked the right hon. Gentleman when he considered he would be able to make some statement on the subject?


I should hesitate to give any promise.