§ 22. Mr. Blackburn
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action he is taking in response to the request of the Bulgarian Government for the recall of Mr. Denis Greenhill.
On receipt of this request my right hon. Friend at once instructed His Majesty"s Minister at Sofia to address a note to the Bulgarian Minister for 187W Foreign Affairs, formally denying and rejecting the allegations against Mr. Denis Greenhill and drawing attention to the gravity of the Bulgarian Government"s action. His Majesty"s Minister made at the same time an earnest appeal for reconsideration of this decision which, if persisted in, cannot fail to do serious harm to the relations between this country and Bulgaria. Our further action in this matter will depend on the nature of the Bulgarian Government"s reply to His Majesty"s Minister"s note.