HC Deb 04 August 1904 vol 139 c976
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Lord Cromer's last Annual Report shows that entrance to the Egyptian and Soudanese Civil Services is to be obtained by a system of selection rather than competitive examination; and will he state whether there is any reason why these appointments should not be subject to open competitive examination, similar to that which prevails in the case of the British Civil Service and the Civil Service of India.


The regulations for entrance into the Egyptian and Soudanese Civil Services primarily concern the Governments of Egypt and the Soudan, and His Majesty's Government see no reason to interfere with the arrangements set forth in Lord Cromer's Report.