§ MR. J. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the latest information as to the whereabouts and forces of the Khalifa; and whether the Egyptian authorities have suggested the expediency of another military expedition against him; and, in that case, what is contemplated by the British Government?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Khalifa with his main body is reported to be at Sherkila with a post at Godid. The estimate of his forces has varied, but it is understood that the majority of his men are not armed with rifles. It is not expected that any question of another military expedition against him will arise for the present.