§ MR. GRAY
asked the noble Lord the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he was in a position to state if the cat-o'-nine-tails had been used in the prisons of Egypt; whether a special cat-o'-nine-tails had been invented by Mr. Clifford Lloyd; and, whether he would now state the result of his inquiries into the allegations made by the hon. Member for Wicklow (Mr. M'Coan)?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
I was not aware my hon. would have asked me that Question to-day. Would he put it down for to-morrow?
§ MR. M'COAN
said, with reference to the statement he had made on this subject, his authority was, in the first instance, The Kölnische Zeitung, which he need hardly say was a German paper, 1319 and that of a person of very high authority on the subject of Egyptian affairs. In place of the courbash Mr. Clifford Lloyd had introduced a whip "perfectioné et chargé de plomb."