§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any British troops have been landed in Crete; if so, what is the reason for this action.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
A battalion of British troops has been landed in Crete to reinforce the detachment stationed in the island. This action has been taken at the request of the High Commissioner, in concert with the other protecting Powers and in accordance with the advice of the Consuls, for the purpose of restoring order and affording protection to the Mussulman inhabitants in the districts disturbed by the recent insurrectionary movement.