§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether any discrimination is shown as between Christians and Mahomedans in making appointments to the Civil Service in Egypt, or whether instructions have been issued to the representative of His Majesty in Egypt to discriminate in the making of such appointments between the members of the two communities named?
The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. McKinnon Wood)
I would refer the hon. Member to the late Sir Eldon Gorst's last Annual Report on Egypt, Part 5, where he deals fully with the question of the proportional employment of Mahomedans and Copts in the Egyptian Civil Service. No instructions in the sense suggested in the last part of the question have been or will be sent to His Majesty's representative in Egypt.