HC Deb 12 March 1908 vol 185 c1750

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether Mr. Dunlop, adviser to the Ministry of Education in Egypt, has procured the alteration of the date on which the sports competition for the schools is usually held, so as to fix it this year for Friday, 20th March; whether he is aware that a public announcement had previously been made that a mourning ceremony in commemoration of Moustafa Kamel Pasha would be held on Friday, 20th March; and will he instruct the British agent to advise the Government to hold the sports competition on the usual date, so that it may not clash with the memorial ceremony.


I can, if desired, inquire whether there is such a competition, whether there is a usual date for it, whether the date has been altered, and if so, why, but it is clearly a matter of detail not to be settled in London.