HC Deb 25 March 1919 vol 114 cc226-7
Colonel GREIG

(by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement regarding the situation in Egypt?


A statement was made yesterday in another place by my Noble Friend the Acting Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on the present situation in Egypt, and hon. Members will no doubt be anxious to know what further information has been received from Cairo.

I am glad to say there is every indication that the general improvement is being maintained.

The Acting High Commissioner reports that the firm action taken by the authorities is having due effect, and Cairo and Alexandria continue to be quiet.

In the Behara province agricultural work appears to be proceeding normally, except in the district between Damanhour and Kafr-el-Zayat, but at the same time it is possible that the Bedouin in the Western districts of that province may attempt further marauding expeditions.

There is no fresh news from Upper Egypt at the moment.