§ MR. GIBSON
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the employment of Prince Hassan with our Army in the Soudan was at the instance of Her Majesty's Government; who first suggested his employment; what is his exact official position; has he any independent authority over anyone; and, is he under the absolute orders of Lord Wolseley?
THE MAEQUESS OF HARTINGTON
In referring the right hon. and learned Member for Dublin University generally to the replies given yesterday to the hon. Member for Portsmouth (Sir H. Drummond Wolff), I will add that the appointment of Prince Hassan was made at Lord Wolseley's suggestion; that he is a Commissioner with authority over the Egyptian Mudirs; and that he is subject entirely to the orders of Lord Wolseley.