HL Deb 07 July 1863 vol 172 cc338-9

wished to repeat a Question to the noble Earl the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, which he put several weeks ago. He then asked, Whether, with reference to the military insurrection at Athens, and the general anarchy prevailing there, the noble Earl would present to Parliament the Report of our Minister at Athens, Mr. Scarlett, of the 4th of May last, as to the state of that country? It had been alleged that Mr. Scarlett had stated that "anarchy, in its most hideous form, reigns at Athens," and he believed the British Minister had stated, that if the same condition of things continued, the French Minister and himself would be compelled to leave Athens. He should like to know if there was any reason why Parliament should not be put in possession of the opinions of our Minister on this subject?


said, that he would look over the despatches which had been received from Mr. Scarlett, and see whether there were any of them, not included in the papers alrealy before Parliament, which could be produced.


said, that of course the noble Earl could have no objection to produce in an official form that which was a public act of our Minister, and had been received and replied to by the Government of Greece.

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