§ SIR W. BARTTELOT (Sussex, N. W.)
I wish to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has received any news from Egypt beyond that stated in the newspapers; what number of English troops have been sent to the front; and whether any more reinforcements will be sent to Egypt?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
I am sorry that my hon. Friend did not give me even two minutes' notice of this question. I do not think I have received any information during the past two days that would be of any particular interest to the House. Matters continue at the front very much as they were. There is no present intention to send out any more troops either from Malta or this country.