§ Mr. AUBREY HERBERT
asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to whether the house which sheltered the alleged murderers of Mahmud Shefket Pacha, and from which Turkish soldiers were killed in the execution of their duty, was a house of ill-fame; and if the owner of the said house was a British subject?
§ Mr. ACLAND
As regards the first part of the question, I have received a full report which contains not the slightest suggestion that the house to which the hon. Member presumably refers was of the character described. It seems, on the contrary, to have been an ordinary lodging-house. As regards the second part, the house was tenanted by a woman, an Italian by birth, and the wife of a Maltese British subject. I cannot accept the statements of fact contained in the question as accurate.