HC Deb 06 July 1904 vol 137 c789

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government has acquiesced in Hilmi Pacha's circular limiting the duties of the European officers of gendarmerie in Macedonia to technical instruction of their men, and confining the right to receive complaints from the inhabitants to the civil assessors.


In an interview with Sir N. O'Conor, the Grand Vizier stated that he was not aware that any instructions had been sent to the Inspector-General in the sense of the alleged circular alluded to by the hon. Member, and the reports of Colonel Fairholme indicate that the British officers are receiving the cordial co-operation of the Turkish authorities.