63. Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY
asked the Prime Minister whether the Governments of the countries at war with Turkey have appointed a High Commissioner to represent them at Constantinople; and, if so, will he give the name of the High Commissioner and the terms of his appointment?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
There is no single High Commissioner representing all the countries at war with Turkey. Great Britain, France, Italy, the United States, and Greece are each represented at Constantinople by a High Commissioner. His Majesty's High Commissioner is Vice-Admiral Sir J. M. de Robeck, the Commander-in-Chief of the British Naval Forces in the Mediterranean, who holds the two appointments concurrently. The duties of His Majesty's High Commissioner are to maintain with the Turkish Government relations of a strictly official character with a view to the execution of the Armistice and the protection of 1534 British interests, and to collaborate with the representatives of the Allied and Associated Powers for the maintenance of general order and security.