HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1851W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the declarations made by the Foreign Ministers of the Allied Powers at Paris on the 27th instant, with reference to the re-arrangement of territories in Asia Minor, His Majesty's Government will state whether any and, if so, what steps are being taken to prevent massacres and other outrages in those territories pending the proposed transfer of responsibility to the League of Nations?


While at present no definite decision can be announced, the Noble Lord may rest assured that the arrangements drawn up in Paris, in consultation with the competent military authorities, provide for the presence of Allied officers in the areas mentioned for the object of preventing massacres and other outrages. Until, however, the reply of the Turks is received, no pressure can be exercised other than the public opinion of the civilised world.

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