HC Deb 22 February 1922 vol 150 cc1869-70
51. Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

asked the Prime Minister whether he will arrange for the publication of the correspondence which passed in 1918–19 between Sir Reginald Wingate and His Majesty's Government as to the settlement of the status of Egypt?


The correspondence to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers was considered by the members of Lord Milner's mission, and no useful purpose would now be served by its publication.

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

Is it not a fact that Sir Reginald Wingate recommended much the same policy as that now adopted at the instance of Lord Allenby, and in view of the fact that Lord Allenby's proposals are to be published next week, would it not be a matter of common justice that Sir Reginald Wingate's proposals should be published next week?


That is argument rather than a question.


Did not Sir Reginald Wingate ask that his correspondence should be published and did the Government refuse his request?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

Did not Sir Reginald Wingate give in his resignation largely owing to the failure of the Government to adopt his policy?

Lieut.-Colonel CROFT

Owing to the great importance of this question, is not, the nation entitled to full information?

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