§ 20. Mr. LYNCH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the payment of a pension of £20,000 a year to ex-King Constantine through the Greek Government is still authorised; whether he will associate this payment with the facts that ex-King Constantine is the centre of a group of pro-German propagandists in Switzerland, and that to this 968 propaganda in part has been attributed by British and French authorities the weakening of the Italian lines on the Isonzo and the military defection in Russia; and whether, in view of these circumstances, he will now consider the advisability of bringing this matter before the Greek Government?
This question is a domestic concern of the Hellenic Government, and I do not consider that it would be desirable for His Majesty's Government to advise them in the matter.
I do not know to what transaction of the French Government the hon. Member's remarks refer. I do not believe that any of the money with which we endeavour to assist our Allies in the prosecution of the War goes to the ex-King of the Hellenes.