§ SIR HENRY TYLER (Great Yarmouth)
begged to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the Question of which he had given him private Notice, Whether he could, without detriment to the Public Service, give the House any information with regard to the proposals which were stated to have been made by Sir H. Drummond Wolff in Constantinople, having in view the neutralization of Egypt and the Suez Canal?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
I can only reply to my hon. Friend that Her Majesty's Government adhere to the explanations which they have previously given of their policy in regard to Egypt; but I am not able to make any statement with regard to negotiations that are proceeding. The rumours that have appeared in certain newspapers do not give any accurate representation of the objects Her Majesty's Government have in view.