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Egypt (Mufti Of Jerusalem)

Volume 437: debated on Monday 5 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations he has recently made to the Egyptian Government concerning the ex-Mufti's political activities in Cairo; and what is the nature of the activities to which exception has been taken.

His Majesty's Government have made frequent representations to the Egyptian Government, since the Mufti's arrival in Egypt, on account of the political activities in which he has been engaged.

In order to limit the area of activity of the ex-Mufti, will my right hon. Friend confirm that in no circumstances will he be allowed to go to Palestine?

Can the Minister say what political activities have led to the complete disruption of the Anglo-Egyptian union in Egypt?