§ MR. MOON (St. Pancras, N.)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give particulars or epitomes of the two tithe schemes stated to be about to be introduced in two groups of villages in European Turkey; the geographical position of each group; and what report Oolon4 Fairholme has made as to the restrictions stated to have been imposed ay the Porte upon the authority of the 26 Gendarmerie officers appointed by the Six Powers.
(Answered by Earl Percy.) Two schemes of tithe reform have been under consideration, but we are not aware that either has yet been introduced. Colonel Fairholme has not reported that any restrictions have been imposed by the Porte upon the authority of the Gendarmerie officers.