HC Deb 26 April 1906 vol 156 c24
MR. GOOCH (Bath)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what increase is contemplated in the Egyptian garrison; whether such increase is due to the frontier problem; and, if so, whether it is intended to be temporary or permanent.


The strength of the Egyptian garrison was reduced in 1904. Lord Cromer considers now that, in view of the unrest existing in Egypt, which is in some measure due to the action of the Porte in connection with the frontier, it is desirable to reinforce the garrison. This will be done, but the actual details are still under consideration. It is impossible to say for how long this increase will be necessary. This must obviously depend upon circumstances.

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