HC Deb 11 December 1919 vol 122 cc1616-7
52. Captain ORMSBY-GORE

asked the Prime Minister when and where it is proposed to resume discussions in respect of the Treaty of Peace with Turkey; whether the weekly cost to the British taxpayer in connection with our present duties and responsibilities in different parts of the Ottoman Empire amounts to over £2,000,000 sterling; and whether, if the cause of the delay in negotiating the Peace with Turkey is due to Allied and Associated Powers rather than to the inaction of the British Government the Allied and Associated Powers will pay the bill now being borne by this country?


As I have already stated, this question is under discussion between the Allied Governments. I must ask for longer notice of the second part of the question. The third part raises hypothetical issues, upon which it would be premature at present to pronounce.