HC Deb 05 May 1926 vol 195 c288W
Commander COCHRANE

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the Turkish Government has offered for sale the British warships sunk at the Dardanelles; and, seeing that the right to salve all wrecks is reserved to the Commission of the Straits by Article 43 of the Treaty of Sevres, what steps he proposes to take?


I would invite my hon. and gallant Friend to refer to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member for Heywood (Colonel England) on the 28th of April, which gives all the information in our possession. The Treaty of Sevres was not ratified and His Majesty's Government cannot, therefore, base any action on it.