§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Prime Minister whether the attention of the Government has been called to the effects of the earthquake shocks in various Greek Islands in the Mediterranean; and whether, in view of the distress and damage, any assistance can be, or has been, sent from Malta to the spot?
I have no information regarding the effects of the shocks in question beyond reports which have appeared in the Press. As regards the second part of the question, as far as I am aware, no requests for assistance have been addressed either to the Maltese Government or to the Admiral Commanding-in-Chief the Mediterranean Fleet. I am informed, however, that that Fleet is at the moment in Greek waters at Argostoli, where it will be in a position to render assistance if and when assistance is required.