§ MR. C. J. MONK (Gloucester)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he will inform the House as to the nature of the concessions which the Great Powers have recommended the Ottoman Porte to grant to its Cretan subjects; and whether he is in a position to state that the Porte has consented to those concessions, and whether they are considered to be satisfactory by the Christian inhabitants of that island?
* MR. CURZON
The concessions which it would be desirable to make in the interests of the Cretan population continue to be discussed between the Governments of the six Powers, their representatives at Constantinople and the Porte; but I think the hon. Member will agree that, while the negotiations are still proceeding, no good object is likely to be served by making them public. ["Hear, hear!"]