§ MR. CHARLES ALLEN (Gloucestershire, Stroud)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the European assessors in Macedonia are permitted or forbidden by the Turkish authorities to send telegrams in cypher.
(Answered by Earl Percy.) The foreign assessors in Macedonia are permitted to send telegrams in cypher. A temporary difficulty arose in consequence of an existing regulation that only foreign representatives in Turkey are allowed to telegraph in cypher; but the assessors were freed from all restrictions in this respect when the matter was represented to the Porte.