HC Deb 12 June 1913 vol 53 c1758
3. Mr. FELL

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the deatchment of officers and men landed from the Fleet for garrison duty at Scutari is to be replaced by a military force from Malta; if the other Powers are taking a similar course and replacing their sailors at Scutari by soldiers; and, if so, who will be placed in command of the forces there when the Admiral leaves?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am not aware that other Powers are taking a similar course. Vice-Admiral Burney remains in his present international office, and the question of his successor does not therefore now arise. The exchange of personnel now being made is simply a matter of convenience and does not make any change in policy.

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