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Egypt (Law And Order)

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the failure of martial law in Egypt, the Government will entrust to an Egyptian Government the task of maintaining law and order; and whether, in order that a government may be established in Egypt which has the confidence of the Egyptian people, it will release Zaghloul Pasha?

When an Egyptian Ministry has undertaken the task of government and has shown its ability to maintain law and order, the Noble Lord's suggestion may be considered.

What steps are being taken to give the Egyptian Government an opportunity of showing that it can keep law and order?

If the hon. and gallant Member had been in the House recently he would have heard a number of explanations.