HC Deb 30 October 1884 vol 293 cc537-8

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is the fact that formerly through passengers between England and India, though coming from an infected port, were passed through Egypt by the Egyptian Railway, under certain special quarantine regulations, but without any delay; when the course of detaining such passengers in Egypt was first adopted; whether any evil resulted from the former plan, or whether any better result has been obtained by detaining such passengers in Egypt, as at present; and, whether there is any, and what, prospect of the through passenger traffic from England, viâ Brindisi, being again carried by the Egyptian Railway without delay?


I regret that I am unable to answer this Question without referring to Sir Evelyn Baring. A despatch on this point will be addressed to him by to-morrow's mail, and when his reply is received a communication will be made to the hon. Member.