§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What arrangement, if any, has been made of the questions recently pending in Egypt regarding the enforcement of the corvée; and, when can Papers on the subject, explaining the action in the matter of Great Britain and of other Powers, be presented to the House?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
I am glad to say that arrangements have been made by which 301 the Egyptian Government will be able to dispense with the corvée during the present year. Papers on the subject will be presented when the arrangements have been completed; but some of the communications are only telegraphic, and matters of finance are in course of adjustment.