HC Deb 22 November 1911 vol 31 c1343W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether under existing treaties the consent of this country is required before Turkey can agree to cede Tripoli to Italy?


The obligations of Great Britain, in conjunction with other Powers, in regard to the Ottoman Empire, are laid down in Article 7 of the Treaty of Paris of the 30th of March, 1856, confirmed by Article 63 of the Treaty of Berlin of the 13th of July, 1878, which will be found in Parliamentary Paper, Miscellaneous, No. 2, 1898. The effect which these treaties may be considered to have upon the possession of Tripoli is one to be discussed between the Powers that are parties to them, and pending such discussion I cannot say what view may be agreed upon respecting them.