HC Deb 03 March 1885 vol 294 c1911

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that Sir Evelyn Baring, Her Majesty's Consul General in Egypt, gave a fancy dress ball in Cairo the day after the receipt of the news in that town of the fall of Khartoum and the death of General Gordon; whether he is aware that this circumstance has given offence to the European and Native inhabitants of Cairo and Alexandria; whether he has seen a letter, dated February 10th, Alexandria, signed "several ashamed Englishmen," a copy of which appeared in The St. Stephen's Review of February 28th, in which great indignation is expressed at the conduct of Sir Evelyn Baring; and, whether the Government approve of this action of the Consul General; and, if they do not, whether it is their intention to place on record their disapprobation?


(who replied) said: We have no information on this subject.