HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 c1267

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, where building operations are proceeding in Cairo, the footways and even thoroughfares up to the middle of the road are rendered impassable for months together by accumulations of building material and débris; whether the footways and portions of roadways so encumbered are rented by the Tanzim Department to building contractors; and whether he will advise the Egyptian Government to discontinue a practice to which many street accidents are attributable.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) I have no information on the subject. The matter is one of administrative detail which must be left to the officials on the spot, who can investigate the circumstances.