HC Deb 24 March 1885 vol 296 c388

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the undertaking of the Khedive to issue a Decree for a new Loan of £9,000,000 is subject to the obligation first to submit the matter for the opinion of the Egyptian General Assembly, in accordance with the 35th Article of the Organic Law of the 1st May 1883, as follows:— Art. 36. L'Assemblée Generale doît être consultée pour avis. I Sur tout Emprunt Public; and, if this is not to be done, then whether the Organic Law has been abrogated, or is it to be set at nought in this instance, with the consent and approval of the British Government?


My hon. Friend asks me a Question with regard to which I cannot give particular details. The business of the Khedive, no doubt, if he thinks proper, is to take all the steps required by the law in force in Egypt to fulfil in a regular manner his part of the duties connected with this Convention. Application has been made to the Khedive upon the subject, and he has engaged to take all those steps. Therefore, my hon. Friend need not feel any alarm as to what has been done so far as Egypt is concerned.