§ MR. MACKARNESS
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the decree under which the special tribunal which tried the Denshawi prisoners was set up in any way prescribes what law is to be administered or what punishments may be inflicted; and whether he can say if the law actually applied in the Denshawi trials was British, Egyptian, or Mahomedan.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
My right hon. friend can only refer the hon. Member to the text of the decree, which has been laid before Parliament, and to the observations of Lord Cromer as to the kind of punishments which should in future be prescribed if the Special Tribunal were again called into existence.