HC Deb 17 March 1884 vol 286 cc30-1

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is contemplated to give the Egyptian employés who have been dismissed, owing to the suggestions of Sir Evelyn Baring, such compensation as, under similar circumstances, would be granted to Government employés in this Country; and, whether it is a fact that when, on the appointment of Mr. Clifford Lloyd, it was doomed desirable to relieve a French gentleman, in the service of Egypt, who would have been senior to Mr. Lloyd, of his post and salary, this gentleman was granted a large retiring pension, and another French gentleman was appointed, who was thus Mr. Lloyd's junior, and who is to receive the salary of his predecessor?


Sir, the question of the Pension List is one of those which form part of the general financial question into which I cannot at present enter. Mr. Clifford Lloyd was appointed Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Who Interior in the place of a Native official, who was transferred to another post. We have no knowledge of any further changes, or of any retirements consequent on Mr. Lloyd's appointment.