§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Turkish troops have removed boundary pillars placed to mark the frontier between Turkish and Egyptian territory in the neighbourhood of El Arish; and, if so, what steps are being taken to maintain the rights of the Egyptian Government in this district.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
After this statement appeared in the press, His Majesty's Ship "Minerva" was ordered to proceed to El Arish to ascertain what has happened and to bring back a report, but it has not yet been received. Sir N. O'Conor has been informed by the Grand Vizier that a Commission will be despatched to make enquiries, and if the pillar has been disturbed to repair and replace it.
§ SIR GILBERT PARKER (Gravesend)
I beg to ask if there are any Papers regarding the delimitation of boundaries between Egyptian and Turkish territory since the British occupation of Egypt that can be laid on the table?