HC Deb 16 May 1928 vol 217 c1011

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government will propose to the Council of the League of Nations that, in view of the losses due to the earthquakes, some financial assistance should be given to Bulgaria and Greece?


As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, prompt offers of financial assistance have already been made by various Governments. As regards Greece, where I understand the damage is less serious than in Bulgaria, His Majesty's Navy has already rendered material assistance at Corinth, and as regards Bulgaria perhaps the hon. Gentleman will await the reply which the Financial Secretary to the Treasury is giving to-day to the hon. Member for Brightside (Mr. Ponsonby). In the circumstances it is to be hoped that there will be no necessity for considering the advisability of placing the question of financial assistance before the Council of the League when it meets on the 4th of June.