§ 16. Mr. LYNCH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the fall of the Russian despotism will have any effect in modifying the policy of the Allies towards Greece; whether he is aware that King Constantine is in constant communication with the Kaiser; and whether, in view of the new political situation, a more energetic programme will be adopted in the Balkans?
The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the negative, and I am unable for obvious reasons to make any statement in regard to the last part.
Historical parallels are treacherous and dangerous grounds which I could not venture to traverse by way of question and answer in this House.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
There are 195 questions on the Paper, and there are many hon. Members who wish to ask questions.
§ 17. Mr. LYNCH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been directed to a recent interview given by M. Venizelos to the Agence Havas, in which the Greek statesman said that the Allies, in promising him support, made the express stipulation that his movement must not be anti-dynastic, and that the imposition of such a condition deprived his movement of much of its effective value, even in regard to aiding the cause of the Allies; and whether, in view of the change of regime in Russia, the Allies will still maintain the policy indicated?
I have seen the interview referred to, but cannot accept the hon. Member's account of it as accurate or complete. With regard to the last part of the question, I have nothing to add to previous declarations of the policy by His Majesty's Government.
I have heard of the statement of the Italian Prime Minister, but if the hon. Gentleman wishes an answer he must give me notice of the question.