Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman is now able to communicate to the House any of the Reports received for the years 1909, 1910, and 1911 from British Consular officers, at Salonica, Drina, Uskub, Monastir, Adrianople, and Scutari respecting the political condition of those districts and the steps taken by the Ottoman Government to reform the local administration in accordance with the provisions of the 23rd article of the Treaty of Berlin?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The Secretary of State explained to the House very fully at the close of last Session the difficulty of laying Papers at the present time, and in any case it would be best not to lay them till the Commission, to which he referred on the 19th, and which is now at work, has completed its task.