HC Deb 09 April 1883 vol 277 c1837

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government are satisfied that their intention to secure a liberal measure of self-government for the Egyptians will be sufficiently fulfilled by Consultative Councils and Assembly which even in theory are to have no real power except in case of the institution of new taxes; and, in regard to all old taxes, the budget, and all other matters are to have no more than the privilege of giving advice and no right of decision or control whatever?


, in reply, said, that the answer to the Question might have been suggested to his hon. Friend by what everybody knew. The Government were of opinion that the proposals suggested by Lord Dufferin, and approved of by the Government, were proposals well adapted to meet the requirements of the case. He hoped they might be considered and tried in detail, with all that was to be said for them, before any unfavourable conclusion was formed respecting them.