§ 3. Mr. FELL
asked if the Foreign Secretary can give any information as to a number of the inhabitants of Crete having expressed their intention of joining the kingdom of Greece and abandoning their allegiance to the Turkish Empire; and if 1857 any importance is attached to the movement?
§ Sir E. GREY
The desire of, at any rate, a considerable section of the Christian population of Crete for union with Greece has been a matter of common knowledge for some years past, but I have no information as to any recent specific movement in the direction indicated.