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Egypt (Deportees)

Volume 154: debated on Monday 22 May 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the Egyptian deportees in Mahé, Seychelles Islands, are prevented from obtaining more than a limited monthly allowance from their own property; by what law men who have not been accused or tried are detained by the British authorities under penal conditions; whether he is aware that the postmaster is also the chemist, dentist, and dental expert; that these gentlemen need adequate and capable medical aid; that their sole water supply is a single tap running into a pool; and will he cause inquiries to be made into these conditions pending their restoration to their homes?

The reply to the first, third, and fifth parts of the question is in the negative, and to the fourth part, in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for East Newcastle (Major Barnes) on 8th May.