MR. BRYNMOR JONES (Swansea District)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that M. Leopold Blairiaux, formerly a judge of the Native Tribunal of First Instance at Cairo, having sued the Egyptian Government for damages for wrongful dismissal from his office in the Mixed Tribunal of First Instance at Cairo, obtained judgment in that Court for £12,000 damages; and, if so, will he say whether, before the dismissal of M. Blairiaux, Lord Cromer was consulted by the Egyptian Minister or the Judicial Adviser; and, whether Lord Cromer advised or concurred in the dismissal of M. Blairiaux.
§ *THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
The answer to the first paragraph of the Question is in the affirmative, but an appeal has been lodged against the judgment. The action taken by the Egyptian Government with regard to M. Blairiaux was approved by both Lord Cromer and the Judicial Adviser.