§ MR SCHWANN
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been called to the deplorable condition of the scattered Armenian fugitives from Sassun in the Eastern Asiatic provinces of Turkey, of whom 5,000 are stated to be absolutely destitute and starving; and what steps have been or will be taken to secure the immediate transport of grain in order to save their lives?
* MR. CURZON
said, the attention of her Majesty's Government had been called to the condition of the Armenian fugitives from Sassun. On August 2nd, a further contribution of £1,000 from the committee of the Armenian Relief Fund was remitted to her Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople, to whom, at the request of the committee, full discretion was given as to the distribution of the amount. Sir P. Currie had since reported that Vice-Consul Hampson had visited Semal, Shenik, Gheliguzan, and Talori. He had been engaged in superintending the distribution of relief, and in concerting with the missionaries measures for the support of the villagers during the coming winter.