§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, When the Government will lay upon the Table further Papers on the Finances of Egypt, in continuation of Egypt, No. 3 (1887); and, whether the Government will undertake, be long as Egyptian finance is administered under English control, to publish an annual Statement on Egyptian finance of the same character as the Indian Budget?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
A further collection of Papers of the finances of Egypt is in course of preparation, and will shortly be presented. Her Majesty's Government will, from time to time, inform. Parliament of the condition of the Egyptian finances as known to thorn; but they cannot undertake to publish an annual forecast.
§ MR. DILLON
asked, whether the Government would undertake for the future to afford the House every year an opportunity of discussing the administration of the nuances in Egypt, no such opportunity having been afforded to the House for the last two or three years?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THIS TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will give Notice of that Question.