HC Deb 07 March 1898 vol 54 c846

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the International Maritime Sanitary Board in Egypt only employ three Englishmen out of 50 Europeans in carrying out their work, and that 29 out of the 50 Europeans are Italians; and, whether he will point out to the Board that as almost 90 per cent. of the shipping passing through the Suez Canal is English, it is only fair that a large proportion of Englishmen should be employed?


We have received the following information from Lord Cromer: The total number of employés is 75, of whom 18 are Italians; 17 British subjects, of whom 9 are English; 7 French, 4 Greek, 4 Austrians, 1 Swiss, 1 Belgian, and 23 Natives. An English veterinary surgeon has recently been appointed. The same number of English candidates do not apply as foreigners.