§ MR. O'KELLY
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Soudan continues to form an integral part of Egypt; and, if so, whether it comes within the sphere of the military and political operations undertaken by Her Majesty's Government to support the authority of the Khedive; and, if not, whether Her Majesty's Government will consent to the despatch of Turkish Troops to restore order in the Soudan?
I think this Question would be best answered by a series of negatives. I am not aware in what sense it can be stated that the Soudan forms an integral part of Egypt. It has been a recent conquest, and has been held in political and military connection with Egypt; but I cannot undertake to declare whether it is an integral part of that country or not. It has not fallen within the sphere of the military or political operations undertaken by Her Majesty's Government; and we are not aware that there is any 1551 question of the despatch of Turkish troops to restore order in the Soudan.