HC Deb 09 March 1925 vol 181 cc922-3
53. Mr. BUXTON

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that, following upon the denunciation by Greece of the Geneva Protocol respecting the rights of minorities in Greece and Bulgaria, numbers of Macedonians, fearing a repetition of massacre, have fled into Bulgaria; and whether His Majesty's representative on the Council of the League of Nations will take steps to bring before the Council the need of securing the observance of the Minority Clauses of the Peace Treaties?


As regards the first part of the question, no such information from official sources has reached His Majesty's Government. As to the second, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is acting as rapporteur to the Council of the League of Nations at their present meeting on the question of the refusal of the Greek Government to carry out the terms of the Protocol signed at Geneva in September last., and the right hon. Gentleman may rest assured that, in making his report to the Council, my right hon. Friend will not overlook the importance of ensuring the strict observance by Greece of her Treaty obligations in respect of minorities.