§ MR. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government, in view of the disturbances reported to His Majesty's Ambassador at the Porte, will enter into friendly conference with the Governments of France and Italy with a view to the early augmentation of the existing Consular staff in the European and Asiatic provinces of Turkey, by the appointment of travelling Consular attaches and assistants to the Consulates in those vilayets.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY, Kensington, S.)
His Majesty's Government do not consider that there 79 are sufficient grounds for suggesting to the French and Italian Governments a simultaneous increase of the Consular staff of the three countries in the Ottoman Empire. The Consulate at Adrianople has been recently reopened, and no further increase appears necessary at present.