§ MR. KETTLE (Tyrone, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the present visit of the Khedive to this country is of an official character; and whether His Majesty's Government proposes to discuss with the Khedive the petition, bearing more than 40,000 signatures, recently presented to him by Mohammed Farid Bey, leader of the Egyptian Nationalist Party, praying for the grant of a Constitution and a representative Assemby to Egypt.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
The visit of the Khedive is of a private and not of an official character, and I can therefore make no Official statements about it.
§ MR. KETTLE
Does the right hon. Baronet say that questions of international politics are never discussed in a private visit of one Sovereign to another?