HC Deb 09 August 1898 vol 64 c648
MR. E. MORTON (Devonport)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government will advise His Highness the Khedive to grant permission to the British Red Cross Society and to members of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem to accompany the Khartoum Expeditionary Force at their own expense for the purpose of rendering medical aid to the wounded without distinction of race, colour, or creed?


The military authorities in Egypt have gladly accepted the assistance of the Red Cross Society for work between Cairo and Assouan, The difficulties of transport, any further call on which would diminish the numbers of the fighting force, make it impossible in the opinion of the authorities to accept any offers of assistance above Assouan.