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Martial Law

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 29 June 1922

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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?

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

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

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

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.

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