HC Deb 16 May 1916 vol 82 c1326
1. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in order to elucidate matters on which there is doubt in this country and hostile criticism abroad, he will now publish diplomatic correspondence and documents showing the relations between Greece and this country since July, 1914?


I regret that the labour involved in the preparation of such a publication would be out of proportion to the requirements of the case. It would be absolutely impossible to publish Papers respecting the relations of Greece with one of the Allies alone. Greece has not had separate relations with us apart from other Allies, and any Papers laid would have to include the whole, to receive the previous consent of the Allies, and probably to be published simultaneously with Papers laid by them.

3. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will issue a statement or lay Papers upon the Table to show the exact nature of the Greek invitations under which the Allies sent troops to Salonika, and the objects and intentions with which they retain control of the Salonika region of war?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

As regards the first part of the question my hon. Friend should, I think, address himself to the representative of the Foreign Office; but I think he can hardly expect that any statement of intentions in the Salonika region of war should be publicly furnished to him, and, incidentally, also to the enemy.

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