HC Deb 22 July 1930 vol 241 cc1940-1

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the increasing gravity of the situation in Egypt, what steps the Government are taking inland there for the safety of foreign subjects?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

His Majesty's Government are fully alive to the obligations of this country under the Declaration of 1922 to ensure the protection of foreign lives and interests. Official information goes to show that the situation is well in hand, and the Egyptian Government have themselves indicated that there is no need for special protective measures for foreigners.


In view of what has happened, does the right hon. Gentleman propose to leave the offer of the Treaty open?


That question was answered yesterday.