HC Deb 20 December 1888 vol 332 cc871-2
SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If he can give any further information with respect to the negotiations regarding the Mixed Tribunals in Egypt, and say whether jurisdiction over the Egyptian Government is to be renewed to them for another term of years; if so, whether that is to be done unconditionally, or in consideration of the surrender of some of the privileges of Europeans, and their subjection to the jurisdiction of the Mixed Tribunal for all purposes, criminal as well as civil?


The question of the conditions under which prolongation should be granted is, at the present moment, under the consideration of the Powers. There has been no question of subjecting Europeans to the jurisdiction of the Mixed Tribunals for all purposes, criminal as well as civil, though proposals have been made for a certain extension of their jurisdiction recommended by an International Commission in 1884, and for arrangements to facilitate the enactment and enforcement of Regulations of ordinary police.