§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Under-Secretary of Stale for Foreign Affairs which are the articles and commodities claimed by the Greek Government to be absolute contraband in the present war between Greece and Turkey; whether Italian merchant ships trading to Turkey are escorted by Italian men-of-war; and what protection is given to British merchant ships in the same trade?
The Greek list of contraband is, I understand, the same which has been in force since its issue in 1917. It is identical with that issued at the time by the Allies, which was published in the "London Gazette" of 3rd July, 1917. Although since that date the Greek Government have not issued a fresh complete list, they have, in fact, adopted all subsequent additions made to the Allied list. His Majesty's Government have no information as to whether Italian merchant ships trading to Turkey are escorted by Italian men-of-war. No such measure has been adopted, or is contemplated, in respect of British vessels in the same trade.