§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any measure is in contemplation to give effect to the opinion Lord Cromer has expressed in his despatch of 8th March (Egypt, No. 3, 1907) in favour of some steps being taken in the direction of the introduction of full Parliamentary institutions in Egypt.
§ Sir EDWARD GREY
Lord Cromer's observation on this point in the despatch referred to is as follows—I think it would be altogether premature to take any decisive and rapid steps in the direction of the introduction of full Parliamentary; institutions in Egypt.I am not in a position to make any j further statement than Lord Cromer has made in this and in his last annual Report.