HC Deb 17 November 1884 vol 293 cc1846-7

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can lay upon the Table of the House a Return specifying the number of murders, robberies, and other outrages committed in Lower Egypt during the months of September and October; and, whether numbers of people who have hitherto lived in their country houses (àbàdiêhs) have not during the past two weeks been sending their families to reside in Cairo for safety?


Her Majesty's Government are not in a position to lay such a Return as is mentioned by the hon. Member, nor have they received any information to the effect that families are being sent from the country to Cairo for safety. A Special Commission has been instituted in Lower Egypt to put an end to the frequent acts of brigandage which have been committed.