§ Mr. Leach
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent Egypt's declaration of war against Germany was the result of Allied representations; and why these were not made before, in view of the fact that during the last five years Egyptian territory has been invaded without resistance and the task of repelling the enemy undertaken at heavy cost of British lives without armed assistance from Egypt.1405W
§ Mr. Eden
Egypt's declaration of war against Germany was to no extent the result of Allied representations. So far as His Majesty's Government are concerned, they have seen no reason to make any such representations, since they consider that Egypt has faithfully discharged her obligations under the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of Alliance.