§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the fact that the financial proposals of Her Majesty's Ministers as to Egypt were communicated to the Great Powers on 28th June, and that information as to three other main subjects before the Conference, viz. as to the withdrawal of the British troops, the extended powers of the Debt Commission, and the neutralization of Egypt, has been given to Parliament, he will now inform this House as to the character of the financial proposals recently laid before the Powers by the British Government.
I need not take notice of the preamble of this Question; but with regard to that part of it which asks whether the Government can now inform the House as to the character of the financial proposals recently laid before the Powers, the same objection that has presented itself before continues to present itself. Her Majesty's Government will do everything they can to expedite the consideration of these questions; and I hope it will not be very 1128 long before they can make the results of that consideration public.