HC Deb 14 March 1927 vol 203 c1638

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received from the Egyptian Government any proposal to replace the present jurisdiction of Consular Courts in Egypt by Egyptian Mixed Courts, by which foreign nationals charged with offences should be dealt with; whether he is aware that the United States of America, Holland, Belgium, and other Powers have expressed their willingness to agree to such a proposal, and will he state what is the attitude of the British Government; and whether, in view of the present friendly relations existing between Egypt and this country, he is willing to co-operate with the Egyptian Government in bringing about a modification of the system under which foreign nationals are dealt with in Egypt?


No, Sir; and I have no information on the subject, in the case of the Powers mentioned. The attitude of His Majesty's Government will be considered, if and when the Egyptian Government raise the question.