§ 1. Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in the event of a British woman being arrested in Egypt, she would be subjected to the same indignities as Mrs. Tripet, who, on being arrested, was forced to pass the night in a room in the prison where there were also four men; and, if so, whether he will cause representations to be made to the Egyptian Government, or whoever else is responsible for Egyptian prisons, the urgent need of such reform as would render this impossible?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
I will inquire whether there is any reason to suppose that the conditions in Egyptian prisons are unsatisfactory in such respects as are alleged in the report on which the hon. Member's question is founded.