HC Deb 07 March 1928 vol 214 cc1117-8

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government has received an invitation to a conference of the capitulatory Powers to be held at Cairo to consider the question of capitulatory rights; if so, what is the proposed date of the conference; and whom do His Majesty's Government propose to send as delegates?


Yes, Sir. The Egyptian Government laid various proposals before the Governments of all the Capitulatory Powers, including His Majesty's Government, with the suggestion that they should, if necessary, be discussed at an international conference in Cairo. So far as I am aware, how ever, no date for it has yet been fixed. The British representatives at such a conference would probably be His Majesty's High Commissioner and the Senior British Judge in the Mixed Court of Appeal.