§ Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is in a position to make a statement with regard to the settlement arrived at between Great Britain and Egypt with reference to the retention of foreign officials necessary to guarantee Imperial communications and safeguard foreign interests which, under the declaration of 22nd February, 1922, Great Britain had undertaken to protect?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
I have little to add to the reply returned to the hon. and gallant Member on the 2nd May last. More than three-quarters of the foreign officials whose regular service lately came to an end have been re-engaged. In the European Department of the Ministry of the Interior and the Police, and in the Egyptian State Railways, which departments, perhaps, most directly concern the protection of foreign interests and Imperial communications, respectively, the number of foreign officials remains virtually unaltered.