HC Deb 05 August 1904 vol 139 c1213
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a report as to the provision made by the Egyptian Government for the care and housing of orphan children and the destitute poor, his yet been received; and, if not, will he state the cause of the delay.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) Lord Cromer has reported that the Mussulman religious foundations in Egypt dispose of con-siderable revenues for the maintenance of the poor and aged, and large sums are granted yearly by the Mussulman Benevolent Society. There is also a foundling home which receives children irrespective of creed, and the various religious communities have funds devoted to the relief of their poor. There is, at present, no need of any further institutions of this character.