§ 1. Sir WILLIAM BYLES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Egyptian Government has allowed "Wadinnel," one of the suppressed papers, to re-appear without giving any reasons for such exceptional treatment; whether the Egyptian Government intends to consider the case of other suppressed newspapers; and whether he will give instructions to His Majesty's Agent and Consul-General in Egypt so to modify the Press law in that country as to enable newspapers to defend themselves in open trial before suppression?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
I am making enquiries as to this case, and will inform my hon. Friend as soon as possible.
§ 2. Sir WILLIAM BYLES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Mr. Kyriakos Mikhail, who represented the Coptic cause in this country some time ago, has been refused per mission to start a newspaper; and, if so, why?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The fact is as stated by the hon. Member. Mr. Mikhail applied for permission to publish a newspaper in two languages, but his application was refused, as no such publications are allowed by the Egyptian Government.
§ 3. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether an arrangement has been concluded between the Italian Government and the Senoussi of the Djarabub and Kufra oases; and whether there is a prospect now of the delimitation of the western frontier of Egypt being undertaken?
§ Mr. ACLAND
I have no knowledge of such an arrangement, and there is no immediate prospect of the delimitation in question being undertaken.