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Egyptian Military Service

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the sums paid in Egypt for exemptions from military service in the first four months of 1907 have amounted to £E124,520, as against £E62,580 for the same period of last year; and whether, in view of this drain upon the resources of the poorest inhabitants, any, and what, reform is contemplated in the law of conscription.

I have nothing to add to the Answer returned to the Question asked on this subject by the hon. Member on 21st February last.†

† See (4) Debates, clxix., 1035–6.