HC Deb 07 May 1907 vol 174 c63

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, Egypt being a Moslem country and Friday being the day of rest according to the religion of Islam, it is competent to compel shops to close on Sunday; whether a chief constable, accompanied by a staff of policemen, on the 3rd of February last, forcibly compelled shops in Cairo to close on that day, and, if so, under what law or regulation such action was taken; and whether State administrations, departments, and public offices, or any, and which, of them, are closed, and, if so, during what hours and under what regulations, on Sunday.


I have no information on this subject, nor am I aware of any reason for making inquiry about it.