§ Mr. CHARLES ALLEN (Gloucestershire, Stroud)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Assessors in Macedonia have as yet made any tours in the country districts of Macedonia; and, if so, whether they were accompanied by Turkish officials; and whether the Government can lay upon the Table any reports received from them.
§ Earl PERCY
The Austro-Hungarian Assessor has left Salonica for Uscub. The Russian Assessor is ill and will be replaced temporarily by Monsieur de Giers, the Russian Consul-General at Salonica. The elaboration of the scheme of reforms has, we understand, up to the present necessarily made large demands upon their time, and His Majesty's Government have received no representations from the Austro-Hungarian and Russian Governments that the freedom of action of their agents has been hampered by conditions insisted upon by the Turkish Government. No reports from them have as yet been communicated to us.