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Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the recent Report of M. Marcuard, the delegate of the international committee of the Red Cross on the situation of the Albanian refugees who have been driven from their homes by the advance of the Yugo-Slav troops; whether, out of 40,000, there have already died 10,000 from sickness and privation; and whether, in view of the approach of winter and the exhaustion of funds, the case of these people can be brought before the Yugo-Slav Government in the course of the present démarches?

I have not seen the document in question, but I have heard that M. Marcuard has recently visited Albania on behalf of the International Red Cross. It will rest with the latter to give its report publicity. For the rest, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to my reply on Monday last to the Noble Lord the Member for Hitchin (Lord R. Cecil).