§ MR. BOND (Nottingham, E.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any, and 81 what, steps have been taken to provide for a reorganization of administrative and judicial institutions in Macedonia, as proposed in the Murzsteg programme.
§ THE UNDER - SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
Article 4 of the Mürzsteg scheme provides for the eventual reorganisation of the administrative and judicial institutions in Macedonia, but no steps were to be taken in the matter pending the pacification of the country. It has throughout the negotiations been held by His Majesty's Government that a reform of the financial administration was necessarily the first step towards a reorganisation of the judicial and other administrative institutions, and the measures which are now being urged upon the Sultan must be regarded as a necessary preliminary to such reorganisation.