§ MR. W. REDMOND (Fermanagh, N.)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will give the House the latest particulars of the recent fighing near Suakin, and of its cause; whether it is the intention of the Government to withdraw the troops of this country from Egypt; and, if he will state how many men have been killed fighting during the last five years in Egypt?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
I have no later particulars than those already published. With reference to the withdrawal of the British troops from Egypt, I can only refer to the general statements which have been made from time to time by Her Majesty's Government. As the military portion of the Forces engaged generally belong to the Egyptian Army, I am not able to state the casualties which have occurred during the last five years; but, as regards the British Forces, Returns of Casualties were presented to Parliament in 1885 and 1886.