HC Deb 04 February 1908 vol 183 cc694-5
MR. G. GREENWOOD (Peterborough)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any official information showing that on 8th January last a Greek band committed a murderous outrage at the village of Dragosh, near Monastir, by burning to death all the inmates of four houses, including women and children; and, if so, whether any steps have been or are being taken by the Turkish Government to punish the offenders.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) A Report has been received from His Majesty's Consul at Monastir from which it appears that a large band surrounded and set fire to four houses in the village of Dragosh. All the persons living in these four houses perished, the number of vitcims being twenty-six; five men, ten women, and eleven children. The nationality of the band which perpetrated this outrage has not yet been definitely ascertained, but the matter is being investigated by a Commission which has been sent from Monastir.