§ MR. GIBSON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, When may Mrs. Ribton, widow of Mr. Ribton, C.E. expect to be paid the amount awarded to her by the Indemnity Commission of Alexandria?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
Sir, the sum of 65,000 francs was awarded to Mrs. Ribton as an indemnity for the death of her husband. No decision has as yet been come to by the Egyptian Government as to the mode and time of payment of the award; but Sir Evelyn Baring has reported that, owing to the exceptional circumstances of this case, the Egyptian Government will make an advance of 5,000 francs to Mrs. Ribton, and she has been so informed.