HC Deb 07 June 1883 vol 279 c1909

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What steps, if any, have been taken to re-organize the engineer service of the irrigation works in Egypt, and if in any appointments that may be made, the claims of civil engineers will be duly considered?


Colonel C. Scott-Moncrieff has been appointed Inspector General of Irrigation, and the applications for appointments under that officer have, when received by the Secretary of State, been forwarded to the Egyptian Government; but that Government does not appear to contemplate making any further appointments at present. The most competent persons, whether military or civil, will be appointed. There is no reason to believe that there is any intention of not duly considering the claims of civil engineers.