§ COLONEL BRIDGEMAN (Bolton)
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the statement he made in the House on the 26th November, 1888, it was the intention of the Government, during the present Session, to make any arrangement 377 for the commutation of the Turkish tribute paid by Cyprus?
§ *THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
I am not in a position to add anything to the statement which I made on the 26th of November, to which the hon. Member refers. Diplomatic as well as financial considerations are involved which surround the question with a variety of difficulties.