HC Deb 29 November 1906 vol 166 cc298-9
* MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for †t See (4) Debates, clxv., 100. Foreign Affairs whether he will obtain and lay upon the Table of the House financial statements showing the revenue and expenditure under the different headings for the Macedonian provinces since March, 1905; and also the amount of deficit on the Budget during periods convenient for comparison, and the sources from which it has been supplied since March, 1905.


His Majesty's Government are not aware whether detailed statistics are available in regard to the points in question before the International Financial Commission entered upon its function in January, 1906. In regard to the second Question, I must refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave him on the 26th instant, † The information requested in the third Question will, as far as possible, be furnished.

MR. LYNCH (Yorkshire, W.R., Ripon)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Article XII. of the agreement between the Porte and the Imperial Ottoman Bank, providing that any deficit on the Macedonian Budget shall be made good by drafts on the existing yield of the Customs, is confirmed by the Reglement for Macedonia; and whether it is still in force.


The Answer to both Questions is in the affirmative.