HC Deb 26 March 1877 vol 233 c495

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he has observed a letter in the "Army and Navy Gazette," from Captain W. R. Kennedy, R. N., stating that, a few days after the Egyptian Government sent a ship of war down the Red Sea for the suppression of the slave trade, there was a sale of slaves in Cairo, at which some 300 women wore sold; if Her Majesty's Government has any information on the subject, and whether, in point of fact, that sale was at the instance of the Egyptian Government itself; and, if Her Majesty's Government has remonstrated or will remonstrate strongly with the Khedive on such inconsistency?


in reply, said, that the Consul General in Egypt had been directed to send a Report on the subject as soon as possible; but it had not yet arrived.