§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can state what is the present position of the suggestions for reform made by Mr. Justice Scott in his Report on the Native Tribunals and Judicial Administration of Egypt, and what prospect there is that these or some similar reforms will be carried out by the Government of the Khedive; and whether it is intended to present to Parliament any Papers relating to the subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir J. FERGUSSON, Manchester, N.E.)
The Khedive, who has recently returned to Cairo from the Upper Nile, has not yet given his decision, but there is every ground for hoping that the proposed reforms will be carried out. When the arrangements are complete Papers will be laid before Parliament.