§ MR. NOEL BUXTON (Yorkshire, N.R., Whitby)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the scheme agreed upon by the Great Powers for the control of the finances of Macedonia embodies the proposal of Lord Lansdowne that the province of Adrianople should be included in the area to be controlled.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY, Kensington, S.)
The collective note of the Powers to the Porte only refers to the three vilayets of Salonica, Kessovo, and Monastir.
§ MR. NOEL BUXTON
asked if the Government still adhered to the suggestion that the vilayet of Adrianople ought to be included in the scheme.
§ EARL PERCY
said the Government certainly did adhere very strongly to the opinion that it was desirable to include Adrianople in the scheme, but they did not press it in view of the opinion of the other Powers that to do so would postpone the introduction of other reforms it was desirable to introduce.
In answer to Mr. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.),
§ MR. CHURCHILL
complained that it was quite impossible to hear the Answer on the other side of the House.
§ EARL PERCY
repeated that the Government still attached great importance to the inclusion of the vilayet of Adrianople in the scheme, but did not‡ See page 545.773 press for it, as the other Powers feared it might delay still more necessary reforms.