§ 56. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give any information with regard to the number of electors voting in the recent general election in Egypt as compared with previous elections?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Dalton)
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Has my hon. Friend seen the representations in the official organs of the parties on these elections and on the abuses that took place?
§ Following it the answer:
§ According to information supplied by the Egyptian Government, 1,541,315 electors voted in the recent election, as com-pared with 1,504,708 in 1923, 1,395,372 in 1925, 1,107,247 in 1926, and 1,089,694 in 1929. There have, however, been considerable 355 variations in the number of contested constituencies at the different elections, and also certain changes in the franchise qualifications.