HC Deb 08 July 1902 vol 110 c1077

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state why a British gunboat is no longer stationed at Alexandria, and why no military or naval protection of British interests is afforded at Port Said.


It is believed that at the present moment there is a British ship of war at Alexandria. But the arrangements for providing naval or military protection there or at Port Said are left to the discretion of the naval Commander-in-Chicf in the Mediterranean and the officer commanding the British force of occupation, who are in direct communication with His Majesty's Agency and Consulate General.