HC Deb 04 April 1895 vol 32 c932

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the official term "whole of the Nile waterway" is to be taken to mean right of free navigation up and down the whole course of the Nile and its tributaries, or to mean the whole of the area contained within the Nile watershed.


I believe the phrase mentioned was first used in a question put to me in this House. It was accepted and used by me as meaning the river Nile generally, but is of course not to be taken as a special definition of territory, for which reference must be made to the Agreements which have often been quoted.

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