HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c2564
31. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations he has made or proposes to make to the Government of Egypt regarding the assumption by the King of Egypt of the title of the King of the Sudan.

Mr. Mayhew

My right hon. Friend is awaiting further details from Egypt of the precise nature of the action taken by the Egyptian Parliament and its effects on the Egyptian constitution. But any such action, taken unilaterally, cannot affect the international status of the Sudan as laid down in the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium Agreement of 1899 and as confirmed in the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936.

Mr. Gammans

Do I understand from that answer that His Majesty's Government would, in no circumstances, recognise the assumption of this title by the King of Egypt?

Mr. Mayhew

As I said, we are awaiting further information from Egypt.