HC Deb 30 June 1898 vol 60 c648

I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs a Question which, though it was handed in at the Table last night, does not appear on the Paper. It is whether he can say if Article 4 of the Suez Canal Convention stipulates that vessels of war belonging to belligerents shall only remain 24 hours at Port Said excepting in case of exceptional distress; whether it is not the fact that several warships of one of the present belligerents has been in Port Said since Sunday; and if he can say who is responsible for this prolonged stay—the Government of Egypt or Her Majesty's Government?


None of these Questions is of a character which it is possible for me to answer without notice.


I will put them down for to-morrow.

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