§ 7. Mr. FRANKLIN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the reported decision of the Egyptian Government to default upon the instalments in respect of the Turkish tribute loans after 15th July; will he inquire whether the instalments on the 4 per cent. bonds, due 31st July next, will be paid; and what does he propose to do with a view to safeguarding the interests of the bondholders
§ Mr. PONSONBY
I have not received any official confirmation of the alleged intentions of the Egyptian Government, as stated in the newspapers, but Lord Allenby has been asked to Make inquiries, and to report by telegraph.