HC Deb 16 April 1891 vol 352 c684
MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

. I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the fact of the decease of Abdul al Helmi Pasha, one of the Egyptian Pashas exiled with Arabi Pasha to Ceylon, from asthma and other complications, notwithstanding the assurances given on a late occasion, that the health of the exiles was not suffering from exposure to the damp and hot climate of their actual place of exile; whether his attention has been drawn to a statement in the Ceylon Mail of 21st March, to the effect that— Some of the other Pashas are really not in satisfactory health, Toulba Pasha, for example, has begun to suffer from asthma, while Arabi Pasha himself is not free from rheumatism "; and whether Her Majesty's Government will re-consider the desirability of removing the exiled Pashas to some drier climate?


On behalf of my right hon. Friend, I have to say that no official information as to the death of Abdul al Helmi has been received. A Report on the subject will be called for.