HC Deb 01 March 1906 vol 152 cc1303-4
MR. GOOCH (Bath)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople had the approval of His Majesty's present advisers in consenting that the Commission for controlling the finances of Macedonia should include a member appointed by the Ottoman Government, and that the inspectors should be Ottoman subjects, these concessions having been made after the resignation, of the late Government.


His Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople was authorised by Lord Lansdowne to sign the note which contained these concessions. It was necessary to make them in order to maintain the concerted action of the Powers without which no result would have been obtained, and it was considered that they did not materially weaken the Commission. I do not think any other course could have been adopted.