§ The following questions appeared on the Paper in the name of Mr. OUTHWAITE:
§ 2 and 3. To ask the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs (1) whether he can state, in connection with the offer of support for the attack upon the Dardanelles made by M. Venizelos, what Turkish territory was demanded by the Greek Government as compensation; and (2) whether, in or about February, 1915, the Russian Government opposed the offer of the assistance of Greece in the contemplated operations at the Dardanelles suggested by M. Veni- 172 zelos; if so, whether this opposition was based on the fear that the claim of Russia to Constantinople and adjacent territory might be prejudiced; and can he state whether this opposition has been withdrawn.
§ Lord R. CECIL
With respect to this question and the next, I do not think it is in the public interest that these questions should be asked or answered.
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is aware, with regard to the second question, that a full statement has been made by the Prime Minister of Greece, and that is why I have not asked for information on the subject?