HC Deb 03 May 1904 vol 134 cc247-8
MR. HUGH LAW (Donegal, W.)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will say, in view of the fact that a conference of insurgent leaders is to be held within two or three weeks to decide whether a fresh rising shall take place in Macedonia, what steps the Government will take to assure the people of that country that efficient control of the administration is to be established by the great Powers.

*See (4) Debates, cxviii. 1232.


His Majesty's Government have no cognisance of, or concern in, the plans of the revolutionary leaders. They have repeatedly asserted their determination to assist and accelerate by every means in their power the prompt and effective application of the reforms already agreed upon, and the foreign officers appointed for the reorganisation of the Macedonian Gendarmerie arrived a fortnight ago at Salonica en routefor the various districts assigned to them. His Majesty's Government earnestly hope that their presence will have a reassuring effect on the populations and prevent a renewal of the disturbances which would render nugatory the efforts which the Powers have already made on their behalf.