§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What is, or will be, the number of the Egyptian Army when the reductions now ordered are carried out; and, why the number is being reduced below what Sir Henry Drummond Wolff recommmended?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Man-
953 Chester, N.E.)
From the 1st of May last the Egyptian Army was reduced to a force of 9,393 men of all ranks. It will be seen from the Papers laid before Parliament (Egypt, No. 7, 1887, Nos. 46 and 54) that Sir Henry Drummond Wolff estimated the force required at from 8,000 to 10,000 men.