§ SIR BEVAN EDWARDS (Hythe)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Government have decided to continue the advance lip the valley of the Nile; and, if so, what troops are to be employed; and, if the command is to be given to a distinguished general as stated in the newspapers; in that case, is it intended that he should supersede Sir Herbert Kitchener, now commanding the troops on the Nile?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Any operations on the Nile would be conducted by the 1099 Government of Egypt. There is no intention of superseding Sir Herbert Kitchener in his command.