HC Deb 23 February 1899 vol 67 cc306-7

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will, in view of the great distress prevailing among the Cretan Mussulmans who have been for two years deprived of their land and property, formally propose to the Great Powers that a sufficient sum should be raised, based upon Sir Herbert Chermside's estimates, to carry out the repatriation of the Cretan refugees.


Her Majesty's Government have on more than one occasion expressed their readiness to consider any suggestions for joint assistance towards the relief of Christians and Mussulmans in Crete, but proposals for the purpose must be initiated by the High Commissioner.