HC Deb 02 April 1913 vol 51 c365
19. Mr. ALDEN

asked the right hon. Gentleman the number of days allowed by the Powers for the evacuation of territory occupied by Servia and Montenegro in Albania; whether any step has yet been taken by those two Allies in compliance with the request of the Powers; and if he can make any statement with regard to the bombardment of Scutari?


No limit of days has been named. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. The attack on Scutari has been resumed with the object of annexing to Montenegro a population of some 40,000 inhabitants contrary to their own wishes and to the decision of the Powers. The Powers have all agreed to a naval demonstration to make their decision respected and have stated that they will either participate or acquiesce in it. Two British ships are at Corfu in readiness to proceed to participate in the naval demonstration when other Powers are also ready.

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