HC Deb 13 December 1922 vol 159 cc2905-6

asked the Prime Minister whether a few days before the disaster to the Greek army in August the Cabinet Secretariat was inquiring as to whether the Greek army could possibly hold out through the winter; and, if so, whether it is his intention in future to use the members of the Cabinet Secretariat as the medium for such important communications to foreign Governments?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Bonar Law)

I presume that my Noble Friend is referring to the statement signed by Monsieur Chrussachi, which appeared in the Press of 8th December. The suggestion referred to is, I am informed, devoid of all foundation. The Cabinet Secretariat was not connected in any way with these proceedings, expressed no views on them, and made no inquiries at the Greek Legation. As regards the last part of the question, I have every reason to believe that work of this kind never has been done by the Cabinet Secretariat.

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