HC Deb 17 March 1887 vol 312 cc509-10
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is true that Major Macdonald is acting as military attaché to Sir Evelyn Baring, in Cairo; whether in consequence of their being an English Army of Occupation in Egypt, the Egyptian Army being officered by English officers, Major Macdonald's extraordinary services to Sir Evelyn Baring will be dispensed with; and, whether the extra pay drawn by Major Macdonald is defrayed by the Egyptian or English Government?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Major Macdonald is attached to the British Agency in Egypt as a military attaché. His functions are on be-half of the British Government, who pay him, in connection with the presence of British troops in Egypt.