20. Captain MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the negotiations have been opened on the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty; and, if so, who is conducting them on behalf of the British Government?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
Yes, Sir. I am conducting the negotiations myself, in conjunction with the Secretary of State for War, the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, and the Secretary of State for Air.
I do not know what the hon. Member means by special knowledge. I have already intimated to the House that the High Commissioner, who has some little knowledge of Egyptian affairs, is present to assist and advise.
§ 11. Captain P. MACDONALD
(for Captain CROOKSHANK) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has received from the Egyptian Government a list of their delegates who are coming to London to negotiate a treaty; and, if not, whether he will take steps to secure their names for the information of this House?
§ Mr. DALTON
The names of the Egyptian delegates are: Mustafa-el-Nahas Pasha, Prime Minister; Wassif Boutros iGhali Pasha, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Osman Moharrem Pasha, Minister of Public Works; William Makram Ebeid Effendi, Minister of Finance.
§ Captain MACDONALD
In view of the avowed anti-British sentiments of at least one of these delegates, will the Foreign Secretary take steps to ensure that British interests are not sacrificed?