HC Deb 28 June 1882 vol 271 c674

Seeing the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in his place, I would like to ask him, Whether the Government would desire to make any communication to the House with respect to certain disquieting rumours in circulation with regard to the danger to European life in Egypt? I need hardly say I do not allude to any rumours respecting military preparations, which, in my opinion, are improper subjects for Questions in this House, nor do I desire to ask the Government for any information they may not think it desirable in the interests of the Public Service to furnish, but merely to ask the hon. Baronet if he has any information he may desire to give to the House?


NO, Sir; I am not in a position to make any statement on the subject. There was a rumour the day before yesterday that 10 Greeks had been killed in the interior of Egypt; but we have had no confirmation of it, and, indeed, no further information on the subject.