HC Deb 02 July 1907 vol 177 cc528-9

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Borton Bey, who, on the retirement of Laba Pasha, a native, has been appointed Postmaster-General of Egypt, has had only two years experience of postal administration; whether the British Consul-General has in this case de parted from the policy laid down by Lord Cromer in his Report for 1906, of appointing competent natives to the higher administrative posts, provided that experiments of that kind already made should be successful; and whether it is in con sequence of the failure of such experiments that an Englishman has in this instance been substituted for a native.


I have no information on the point raised by the hon. Member, but I will inquire.