HC Deb 04 February 1908 vol 183 c699
MR. MACKARNESS (Berkshire, Newbury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the prisoners who were committed to prison in June, 1906, for assaulting British officers at Denshawai have been released, and, if 80, by whose authority; and whether the village of Denshawai is still subject to any, civil disability or other penalty by reason of the occurrence which took place there in June, 1906.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) The prisoners in question were released on January 7th, by order of the Khedive, who was acting with the assent of His Majesty's Government. Denshawai is not now subject to civil disability or any other penalty. The Omda was restored in June last, and the Ghafirs are the same in number as before the occurrences referred to.