§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have advised or approved the continuance for a further term of Mixed Tribunals in Egypt, with power to enforce the claims of the bondholders on the Egyptian, Government?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The Egyptian Government have proposed a prolongation of the Mixed Tribunals for a further term of five years, on certain conditions, which are now the subject of discussion among the Powers. But the proposals do not involve any alteration in the powers of the Courts in regard to claims of foreign subjects, whether bondholders or other creditors, against the Egyptian Government.
§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
Does it involve the continuance of the powers of the bondholders to enforce their claims against the Egyptian Government?
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
I said it did not involve any alteration in the powers of the Courts in that respect.