§ SIR JOHN KENNAWAY (Devonshire, Honiton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretory of State for Foreign Affairs whether 278 His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Diarbakir has been sent again to Moush this year; whether His Majesty's Government have any reports indicating the renewal of massacres in Armenia; and, if so, whether they are taking any steps alone or in conjunction with other Powers to avert the danger.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE, Rochester)
The British Vice-Consulate at Bitlis has been re-established and His Majesty's Consul at Diarbakir is now residing there, his duties at Diarbakir being fulfilled by another Officer. Moush is in the Vice-Consular district of Bitlis and within easy reach of that town. The reports received by His Majesty's Government indicate that a disturbed state of affairs exists in some of the Vilayets, especially in the Hekkiari district, but there is no evidence pointing to the likelihood of a renewal of massacres. His Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople has recently on three or four occasions called the attention of the Porte to the matter.