§ MR. J. W. BARCLAY
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, When Mr. Cave's Report on the Finances of the Khedive of Egypt will be presented to Parliament?
§ MR. DISRAELI
Sir, there has been no unnecessary delay in regard to the production of Mr. Cave's Report; but I think the hon. Member is under some erroneous impression as to the circumstances. I understand it was only on Tuesday last that the Report was sent in, late in the afternoon, to the Foreign Office. Yesterday my noble Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs considered it in order to make his Colleagues acquainted with it; but up to the present moment neither myself, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, nor any other Colleague of my noble Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has yet even seen it.