HC Deb 12 October 1916 vol 86 cc171-2

The following questions appeared on the Paper in the name of Mr. OUTHWAITE:

2 and 3. To ask the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs (1) whether he can state, in connection with the offer of support for the attack upon the Dardanelles made by M. Venizelos, what Turkish territory was demanded by the Greek Government as compensation; and (2) whether, in or about February, 1915, the Russian Government opposed the offer of the assistance of Greece in the contemplated operations at the Dardanelles suggested by M. Veni- zelos; if so, whether this opposition was based on the fear that the claim of Russia to Constantinople and adjacent territory might be prejudiced; and can he state whether this opposition has been withdrawn.


In view of the recent full statement made I do not wish to ask these questions.


With respect to this question and the next, I do not think it is in the public interest that these questions should be asked or answered.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is aware, with regard to the second question, that a full statement has been made by the Prime Minister of Greece, and that is why I have not asked for information on the subject?


Will the right hon. Gentleman draw up a list of questions that are permissible in this House?