§ MR. BOND (Nottingham, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State or Foreign Affairs whether any, and what, sums have been allocated by the Turkish Government for repatriation under the Article to that effect in the Mürtzsteg arrangement; and whether Christian notables have been members of the committees supervising the distribution of such sums if such distribution has taken place
§ THE UNDER - SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
In August of last year the civil agents reported that £35,000 had been placed by the Turkish Government at the disposal of the Inspector-General for the purposes in question, and the Turkish Government stated in March last that £60,000 had been allocated in all, besides a supply of wood and other building materials. The precise methods in which the money had been distributed are not known to His Majesty's Government, but no complaints on this head have been reported by His Majesty's Consuls. The sums are, however, recognised as inadequate for the requirements of the Article of the Mürtzsteg programme referred to, and the civil agents have been engaged in elaborating a scheme for the general reconstruction of the destroyed peasant dwellings and for the provision of the necessary funds.