HC Deb 27 June 1906 vol 159 c956

I beg to ask the Prime Minister, in the absence of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he has been made aware that this morning four Egyptians were sentenced to death by the special Court in connection with the unfortunate affair at Denshawi, and I whether he can undertake to obtain a respite of the execution of this sentence until the Foreign Minister has had an opportunity of looking into the circumstances and the evidence given before the Court.


I have not heard anything of the circumstance referred to by the hon. Member, but I assure him that he can trust to the discretion and humanity of my right hon. friend the Foreign Secretary and of those on whose opinion he will rely.