HC Deb 30 July 1923 vol 167 cc1014-5
25. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has information about the political situation in Greece; whether he has information of any attempt to set up a republican regime in place of the monarchy; what information he has about the part being played by M. Venizelos, General Pangalos and Admiral Hadjikiriakis in the republican movement; and whether His Majesty's Government is exercising any pressure for or against this republican movement?


Reports of the nature indicated have from time to time reached His Majesty's Government, but I am not in a position to give any authoritative information, or to express any opinion, as to the attitude of individual Greek statesmen in matters of Greek internal politics.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

May I have an answer to the last part of the question?


Yes. His Majesty's Government is exercising no pressure, one way or the other.


How does the hon. Gentleman explain the fact that the Foreign Office has had no information as to what is going on in Greece? We have repeatedly asked for information, and have never been able to get it.


We have had the fullest possible information on all matters of this kind.