§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have any information with regard to the probable duration of Mukhtar Pasha's stay in Egypt; and, whether, considering that the influence which Mukhtar Pasha exercises in Egypt is unfavourable to the tranquillity of that country, and considering also that all prospect of attaining by Mukhtar Pasha's presence the objects for which he was brought to Egypt in 1885, in conjunction with Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, has long since vanished, Her Majesty's Government will endeavour to accelerate his departure?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
We have no information as to the probable duration of Mukhtar Pasha's stay in Egypt. Nor has anything hitherto occurred in consequence of it that has rendered necessary any action on the part of Her Majesty's Government.