HC Deb 02 May 1884 vol 287 c1165

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has seen in the French Figaro, or it has been brought otherwise to his knowledge, that a French journalist has been stopped at Dongola and prevented from proceeding to the residence of the Mahdi; and, whether it is to be understood that French gentlemen, accredited as special correspondents by French journals, are not allowed, in pursuit of their avocation, to travel in the Soudan beyond Dongola?


It is impossible for Her Majesty's Government to enter into subjects referred to in my hon. Friend's Question, relating, as they do, to statements in foreign newspapers and the action of French subjects in Egypt.