HC Deb 19 February 1884 vol 284 c1342

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Foreign Office are now in possession of all the communications addressed by Sir Edward Malet and Sir Evelyn Baring, while representing Her Majesty's Government in Egypt, to the officials of the Egyptian Government in the Soudan; and, when those communications will be laid before Parliament?


Sir Evelyn Baring informed Lord Granville by telegraph that there were some communications, other than those given in the Papers laid before Parliament, which had passed between Sir Edward Malet and the Egyptian officials in the Soudan; but that these communications were of no material importance, for which reason, no doubt, they were not sent to the Foreign Office. Sir Evelyn Baring has been now directed to send them home; and, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State, they will be laid on the Table.