HC Deb 06 August 1889 vol 339 c540
SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derbyshire, Ilkeston)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to a petition from certain British subjects complaining that they had been illegally confined in Egyptian Government gaols, under Egyptian officials, at Alexandria, instead of being placed in a British Consular prison; whether such complaint was well founded; and, if so, whether the illegality complained of has been remedied; and, whether British subjects have been tried at Alexandria by juries of five, often not Englishmen, but Greeks and Levantines with British passports?


Such a petition has been received, and is now under inquiry; inquiry is also being made in regard to the constitution of juries.