§ MR. J. M. ROBERTSON
I bog to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the number of British and other Europeans in the service of the Khedivial Government; and whether the principle of open competition is in any degree applied to their selection.
THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVEKNMENT BOARD (Mr. RUN-CHMAN, Dowsbury; for Sir EDWARD GREY)
The last return of the number of European officials in the service of the Egyptian Government will be found in Blue Book, Egypt No. 3, 1899, page 47. For the principle governing the selection of British candidates, I would refer the hon. Member to Lord Cromer's Annual Report for last year (Egypt No. 1, 1906, page 57) where the method of selection is fully explained.