§ MR. J. M. ROBERTSON (Northumberland, Tyneside)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether in view of the dissatisfaction in the Egyptian Civil Service with regard to the pensions for native officials and the opinions expressed on the subject in the Legislative Council, he will urge upon the Egyptian Government the necessity for a special inquiry into the whole question.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
Sir Eldon Gorst stated in his last Report on Egypt, page 10, that a draft decree for the Amendment of the Pension Laws was to be submitted for the consideration of the Egyptian Government; and that if approved it would remove the anomalies which have caused dissatisfaction among the official class. It would, therefore, be unnecessary to address the Egyptian Government on the subject as it is already occupying their attention.