HL Deb 25 January 1886 vol 302 c303

Before the House adjourns I wish to put a Question to the noble Marquess the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. It is a Question dealing with the reports which have appeared in the evening newspapers as regards Greece. The statement is that some despatch or communication has been made by Her Majesty's Government to that Power. Perhaps the noble Marquess is in a position to state whether there is any truth in the paragraph?


My Lords, there has been no isolated action on the part of Her Majesty's Government with regard to Greece; but six Powers—Russia, Austria, Germany, Prance, Italy, and England—have, at the instance of Her Majesty's Government, presented a Collective Note to the Greek Government intimating to them that, in the absence of any just cause for war between Greece and Turkey, any naval attack on Turkey will not be permitted.