HC Deb 29 March 1878 vol 239 c206

asked, with reference to the statement on the previous day that the Government was willing to allow Mr. Rivers Wilson to take part in the inquiry by the Khedive into the finances of Egypt, Whether it is the intention of the Government to send Mr. Wilson to Egypt; and, whether the Government will lay on the Table any Correspondence which may have occurred between the Egyptian Government and Her Majesty's Government on this subject?


, in reply, said, it was the belief of the Government that the Khedive of Egypt was anxious that Mr. Rivers Wilson should go out to that country as soon as possible. The Government were not sending him out; he was to be allowed to go, which was quite a different thing. He did not think there would be any delay in the departure of Mr. Wilson, but he could not state the day on which he would leave. It would not be convenient to the public service that that which had taken place should be published at the present time; but after the Papers had been considered by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, they would be laid before the House.