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Albanians In Greece

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that Greek refugees from Anatolia are being put in possession of the houses and property of Albanians in Thameria, and that the Greek Government is pursuing the policy of the Angora Government, and banishing its Moslem minorities; and if he has information as to whether this action of the revolutionary Greek Government is being discussed at Lausanne?

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Foreign Office has received representations from the Albanian Minister that Albanians in the Thaurmia district, assigned to Greece in 1913, are being forced to leave the district; whether he has any direct information on the subject; and whether he will make certain that any information on the subject is brought to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the consideration now being given at Lausanne to the question of minorities?

His Majesty's Government have received representations from the Albanian Minister on the subject of the treatment of Albanians in Greece. His Majesty's Ambassador in Paris has been instructed to bring the matter to the notice of the Ambassadors' Conference. The Lausanne Conference is not specially concerned with the question of Albanian minorities. It is open to the Albanian Government to lay their case before the League of Nations under Article 11 (2) of the Covenant.