§ MR. W. REDMOND (Fermanagh, N.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it was true, as stated in some of the newspapers that morning, that an agreement had been arrived at with regard to the evacuation of Egypt; and, whether it was true that the date of the evacuation had been fixed, with the consent of the Porte, at not less than two years from now, and not more than five years?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Man-
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I am not able to inform the hon. Member respecting any details of the negotiations at Constantinople. I hope it will not be long before I can fully inform the House. I must not be understood to convey any inference respecting the particular statements in the newspapers referred to. They are quite inaccurate, and do not give any true description of the proposals.
§ MR. W. REDMOND
asked, whether it was a fact that an agreement had been arrived at with regard to evacuation; and, if not, whether the hon. Gentleman would state, as soon as possible, after such an agreement had been come to, that it was intended to evacuate Egypt?