§ MR. BOTTOMLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, at the time of resuming diplomatic relations with Servia, he was aware that several of the regicides had just been pensioned, with an increase of pay, for very special services rendered to the State, and that others were still occupying important posts at the Servian Court; and whether it was by accident or design that the date chosen for the announcement of the resumption of diplomatic relations was the anniversary of the murder of the late King and Queen.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
His Majesty's Government made the resumption of diplomatic relations conditional upon the retirement of the principal regicides from posts held by them under the Servian Government, so that their future positions would not bring them into relations with British representatives in Servia. This condition has been complied with, and His Majesty's Government are not concerned with other matters. I was not aware of the fact stated at the end of the Question.