HC Deb 28 May 1883 vol 279 cc956-7

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is the fact that vessels from Bombay have lately been put in quarantine by the Anglo-Egyptian authorities, although these vessels have clean bills of health and have no illness on board?


Sir, the International Quarantine Board referred to by the hon. Member is not Anglo-Egyptian, but is composed of the delegates of the different nations interested. In consequence of the complaints received from various shipping firms in this country, Sir Edward Malet was instructed to protest against the detention of ships bound to ports of the United Kingdom with clean bills of health, and they are now allowed to pass through the Canal without delay. The general question of quarantine in Egypt is receiving the earnest attention of tier Majesty's Government.