§ 9. Mr. CAIRNS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why, since Egypt is now administered by the British authorities, there being no Egyptian ministry responsible, the "Times" Cairo correspondent is allowed to hold a post in the Ministry of Agriculture in Egypt while he still corresponds with the "Times," this being contrary to the Order issued a short time ago forbidding newspaper correspondents, Egyptians or foreigners, to be at the same time Government officials?
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I made to the hon. Member for Rothwell on 9th November fast. Egypt is not administered by the British authorities at the present moment, but by the Under-Secretaries of State, who are permanent officials of the Egyptian Government.