§ Mr. DILLON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on what ground was the newspaper "El Alam," of Cairo, suspended for three months; and whether he will give the passages on account of which this action was taken?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. Grey)
The newspaper "El Alam" was suspended by decision of the Egyptian Council of Ministers, with the approval of His Majesty's Agent and Consul-General, for the publication of violent and untruthful articles calculated to excite racial feeling and to provoke a breach of the peace. The paper had been warned, on several occasions, of the consequences of its tone. I am satisfied that the action of the Egyptian Council of Ministers was both justifiable and advisable, but nothing would be gained by giving additional publicity to the articles.