HC Deb 12 June 1906 vol 158 cc815-6

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any, and, if so, what stops have been taken with reference to Lord Cromer's statements, in his Annual Reports on the finances, administration, and condition of Egypt and the Sudan, to the effect that in 1900 he had drawn Sir Reginald Wingate's attention to the large amount of spirits which seemed to have been imported into the Sudan [Cd. 1012], page 63, and that in 1904 Sir Reginald Wingate's attention had been drawn to the enormous increase in the quantities of spirits finding their way to Uganda via the White Nile, and that the sale of liquors in the Sudan should be carefully watched, and, if necessary, controlled [Cd. 2409], page 122.


From Lord Cromer's Annual Reports it is evident that this matter is receiving his careful attention. Inquiry will be made as to the precise answer to the hon. Member's Question.