§ MR. MARRIOTT
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?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
Her Majesty's Government are not in a position to lay such a Return as is mentioned by the hon. Member, nor have 1847 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.