HC Deb 21 October 1920 vol 133 cc1073-4

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now add anything to the terms published regarding the basis of agreement between the Milner Commission and the Egyptian Nationalist delegation regarding the future constitution of Egypt and its relation with the British Empire; whether His Majesty's Government approve the published recommendations of the Milner Commission regarding the future status and constitution of Egypt; whether any recommendations have been made by the Milner Commission regarding the future of the Egyptian sultanate, the command and numbers of the Egyptian Army and the Sudan, respectively; when the full Report of the Commission will be laid upon the Table; and when Parliament will have an opportunity of discussing the Egyptian policy of the Government?


His Majesty's Government have not yet received the Report of the Mission, which is inevitably delayed owing to the fact that the discussions between the Mission and the Egyptian representatives are not yet concluded. They are, therefore, not in a position to express approval or otherwise of any recommendations which the Report may contain. As soon as it has been received and considered by the Government, a statement will be made in the House, and an opportunity for discussion afforded before any action is taken in the matte.