HC Deb 08 December 1919 vol 122 cc898-9
47. Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister when a decision is expected as to the future of Albania; whether it is intended to guarantee the independence of that country as agreed to in the Treaty of London, 1913; and whether there is any British military force, British military mission, or British political mission in Albania?


I am unable to state when a decision will be taken with regard to Albania. This must depend upon the decisions of the Peace Conference. It is not correct to say that the independence of Albania was agreed to in the Treaty of London of 30th May, 1913. The reply to the last part of the question is that there is at present a small British Mission at Scutari.


If Albania is not recognised as independent, what is it? Is it part of the ex-Austrian Empire, or the ex-Ottoman Empire, or part of Serbia, or part of Greece?


I should not like to answer that, but it is one of the subjects which the Peace Conference is considering.


If it is to consider Albania, why not Ireland?