HC Deb 02 June 1931 vol 253 cc31-2
58. Mr. O. LEWIS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any further statement to make as to the condition of affairs in Egypt and, in particular, if he has any information as to measures taken to protect the lives and property of British subjects in that country?


The secondary elections took place in Egypt yesterday, and the High Commissioner has reported that, according to the Egyptian authorities, up to late in the afternoon the situation was normal everywhere and that 90 per cent. of the electors delegate voted. Beyond a cutting of telephone wires near Rosetta no incidents or disturbances had been reported. Normal measures only were taken by the Egyptian authorities for the protection of all foreign interests.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Did I understand the right hon. Gentleman to say that 98 per cent. of the electorate voted?


Ninety per cent.

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