§ Mr. REES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government recognises any and, if so, what body, party, group, or authority in the Turkish empire as Young Turks, and, if so, what body, party, group, or authority in the Kingdom of Persia as Persian Liberals; and, if the answer in either or both cases be in the affirmative, whether the attitude of any one such body, party, group, or authority in Turkey towards any body, party, group, or authority in Persia or elsewhere is a matter of which His Majesty's Government takes any cognisance?
§ Sir E. GREY
The reply to the first two points in the hon. Member's question is in the negative. His Majesty's Government are concerned only with the constituted authorities in foreign States; the different designations which may be applied to parties in the internal affairs of other countries cannot be officially recognised by any foreign Government.