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29 June 1922
Volume 155

15.

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government will reconsider the continuance of British martial law in Egypt now that that country has been declared an independent foreign State?

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I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on this subject to his question of the 25th May.

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Thank you for the reply. On what grounds is martial law continued?

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If the hon. Member will look at the relevant White Paper he will find what he asks for.

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Could we get any information as to the grounds for the continuation of martial law?

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I think I have already given the hon. Member, or one of his colleagues, an answer on that very question. If he will put down a definite question I will endeavour to give a satisfactory reply.

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Who is responsible for the continuation of martial law? Is it the British or the Egyptian Government?

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I should like to have notice.