Skip to main content


Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1922

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the members of the Egyptian Parliament have yet met; whether their period of office has yet expired; how many have died since election; whether any payments are still being made to the remaining members; and, if so, whether out of Egyptian or British funds?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second and third parts, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 27th February. I understand that each surviving member of the Egyptian Legislative Assembly receives as heretofore an allowance from the Egyptian Government.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether martial law is still in operation in Egypt; if so, how long has it been imposed; whether the elections contemplated in the recent negotiations with Sarwat Pasha have yet been held; and, if not, the cause of delay?

Martial law has been in force in Egypt since 2nd November, 1914, and is so now. It is for the Egyptian Government to decide when the elections are to be held.