HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 cc1054-5
64. Mr. LUNN

asked the Secretary of State for War whether British troops or officers are being used for the suppression of disorder in Egypt; and whether a British detachment has been sent to Upper Egypt, and a detachment of the Air Force to Assiut?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut.-Colonel Sir R. Sanders)

During the recent disturbances in Alexandria British troops were called in to aid the civil authorities and they patrolled the town. No other military action was necessary. I do not know whether a British detachment was sent to Upper Egypt.


Is it not a fact that by Treaty and Convention we are bound to maintain order in Egypt, and is it not a fact that the foreign Consuls have made an application for protection?


I cannot possibly answer that question without notice.