§ MR. M'COAN
asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he can state how many British Officers have been engaged, with the sanction of Her Majesty's Government, for service in the Egyptian Army and Gendarmerie; and, what are their respective rates of pay, as compared with Native Officers of similar rank?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
Twenty-seven British officers have been engaged for service in the Egyptian Army, and 35 of British and other European nationalities for service in the gendarmerie and police. I am unable to inform my hon. Friend of the exact proportion between the rates of pay for European and Native officers; but the pay, as finally settled for British officers, does not differ materially from the scale suggested in the inclosure in Sir Edward Malet's despatch of October 31 (Egypt No. 2, 1883, p. 7). With regard to the 209 gendarmerie and police, full information as to the rates of pay, both for Europeans and Natives, is contained in a despatch from Lord Dufferin, which will be included in the Papers which, I hope, will be in the hands of hon. Members before the Recess.