HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c907
38. Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any official information to the effect that an inquiry into the condition of Montenegro and the wishes of the Montenegrin people as regards union with Ugo-Slavia was held in the early part of this year by a Commission under the presidency of General Franchet D'Esperey, of which British, Italian, and American officers were members; if so, to whom the Commission reported; and whether the Report will be made available for the information of the public?


No Inter-Allied Commission was appointed early in the year to inquire into the Montenegrin question. I understand that General Franchet D'Esperey visited Montenegro in January in the course of his military duties. He was, as on other Balkan tours, accompanied by a British officer. It was originally intended that Count de Salis should be accompanied on his inquiry by an American Commissioner, but the arrangement fell through, and the only Report we have is that of Count de Salis.