§ SIR GEORGE BOWYER
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If his attention has been called to a statement made in the City Article of The Times of June 6, relative to the conduct of the Viceroy of Egypt towards the shareholders of the Société Agricole et Industrielle d'Egypte, if that statement be correct; and, inasmuch as the Government of the Viceroy is now trying to raise a loan in this Country, whether Her Majesty's Government have any objection to state the steps they have taken on behalf of British subjects who have been thus treated?
, in reply, said, his attention bad been called to the statement in the City Article of The Times of June 6, alluded to by the hon. and learned Member, and he (Lord Stanley) had received representations on the same subject from a company calling itself the Egyptian Commercial and Trading Company of London, and also from other patties. In consequence of those representations, Colonel Stanton had been instructed to bring the matter under the attention of the Egyptian Government. All the papers connected with the subject were in the hands of the Law Officers of the Crown, and at present he could not answer more in detail.