HC Deb 18 March 1879 vol 244 cc1161-2

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he could say whether the approaching departure of Mr. Vivian, the British Consul General in Egypt, at the present time of the Egyptian crisis, was merely for the purpose of consulting him, and not for the purpose of withdrawing him from his post, and so strengthening the hands' of another Englishman in the service of the Egyptian Government.


That subject is still under discussion, and I cannot, therefore, according to usual practice, undertake to make any statement of the views of the Government with reference to it.

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