§ 7. Mr. PONSONBY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he intends to publish papers with regard to affairs in Egypt covering the period since His Majesty's present Government assumed office?
No, Sir. Publication at this stage would add but little to the knowledge already possessed 2194 by the House, and I am advised by others—and I myself have reluctantly come to the conclusion—that it would not be in the public interest. In these circumstances I trust that the hon. Gentleman will not press his request.