HC Deb 28 June 1900 vol 84 cc1334-5
MR. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the disturbed condition of affairs in Northern Macedonia, steps have been taken or will be taken to strengthen the British Consular staff in that part of the Balkan peninsula.


Two years ago the British Vice-Consulate, which had hitherto been established at Monastir, was transferred to Uscub because it was considered that the latter place was better situated for the purpose of obtaining trustworthy reports on events in Northern Macedonia. Frequent reports are received from Her Majesty's Vice-Consul there, and Her Majesty's Government do not consider that any grounds exist for creating new consular posts in that part of the country.