§ Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Egyptian Government contemplates extending the representative system and enlarging the General Assembly which in 1910 rejected the Suez Canal contract; and, if the answer be in the affirmative, whether the advisers of His Highness the Khedive are in favour of such action; and whether he will explain why the present occasion is taken for moving further in this direction?
§ Mr. ACLAND
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question of 21st November, in which I stated that no scheme of reform of the nature here indicated is before me at the present moment.