§ 24. Sir W. DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has had any communication from the Egyptian Government with regard to the proposed draft treaty submitted by the British Government; and what is the present position with regard to the said proposed treaty?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
No, Sir, and I de not expect to receive any further communication on this subject until after the Egyptian elections and the restoration of the parliamentary régime.
§ Mr. GODFREY LOCKER-LAMPSON
Does the right hon. Gentleman agree with the statement made by a member 951 of the Government in another place, that these proposals are not to be considered as a draft treaty but merely outline proposals?
They never were intended as a draft treaty. They have not been initialed. They were merely proposals submitted to be negotiated subsequently by any Government elected by the Egyptian nation.