HC Deb 12 April 1888 vol 324 c1038
SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, How the Egyptian General Assembly, which was convoked for the 24th of December last, was constituted, whether by nomination or election; how far in this matter the decrees consequent on the Earl of Dufferin's recommendation have been carried out, how far left in abeyance; if there has been any sort of election to the General Assembly, how it was carried out; and, whether any Reports on the subject are available?


The constitution of the General Assembly is described briefly in Sir Edward Malet's despatch of September 7, 1883 (Egypt, No. 1, 1884, page 28). The elective Members are elected for a period of six years. The elections took place in 1883. Some account of the proceedings will be found at pages 21, 31, and 34 of the same Blue Book. A complete list of the Assembly is given at pages 113 and 114. It met in September, 1885, to consider Colonel Moncrieff's projects of irrigation, and has not been convoked since until the recent occasion.