§ Mr. MILLS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the fellahin all over Egypt have boycotted the markets of the British Markets Company and have set up markets of their own, which they call Zaghloul's markets; whether Egyptians of all classes have declared a boycott on anything British with such serious results to British trade as to necessitate some British firms in Alexandria exhibiting in their windows notices to the effect that the goods in these firms' windows are Austrian; and whether this device has been successful?
The official markets have been boycotted to an extent which varies considerably in different parts of Egypt. Egyptians were urged on 23rd January by prominent followers of Zaghloul Pasha to boycott all things British, but except in the case of the markets, this appeal has so far evoked little response. I have no information as to the alleged devices to avoid the boycott in Alexandria.