HC Deb 18 April 1904 vol 133 cc359-60
MR. MOON (St. Pancras, N.)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give the latest information as to where are General de Giorgis and the various groups of officers nominated respectively by the Powers to serve in the Macedonian Gendarmerie; as to the numbers and distribution of the officers and men of that force in the three vilayets; and as to whether there are or will remain in that force Turkish officers of equal or superior military rank to that of the officers nominated by the Powers.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) The foreign staff officers left Constantinople for Salonica on the 11th instant, and it was arranged that General de Giorgis should follow them in a few days. Five British officers, who have been appointed to-serve in the Macedonian Gendarmerie, have left this country under instructions to report themselves at Salonica on the 15th instant. It is understood that they will arrive simultaneously with the officers who have been selected by the other Powers. His Majesty's Government have received no information as yet with regard to the details mentioned in the last paragraph of the hon. Member's Question.