§ MR. P. STANHOPE (Wednesbury)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether his attention has been called to the report, through the Agence Havas, of a speech of Captain Jones, Consul General at Philippopolis, published in The Standard of 22nd April; whether her Majesty's Government have authorized Captain Jones, or any other Diplomatic Agent, to pronounce political speeches; and, whether Her Majesty's Government approve of his action?
§ THE UNDER SECERTARY (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The speech reported to have been made by Captain Jones has been ascertained to have been entirely misreported. Captain Jones made no reference to Russia.