§ LIEUTENANT-COLONEL. PRYCE-JONES (Montgomery Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Toulba Pasha was allowed to return from his exile in Ceylon to Egypt on account of enfeebled health; and whether, in view of the age of the remaining four exiles, and the complaints which they have made as to the effects of the climate upon their health, Her Majesty's Government will recommend to Lord Cromer to consent to extend the privilege of a change to some other British colony, if a return to Egypt should be still considered unadvisable, in the case of these four old men.
§ * MR. BRODRICK
Failing health was the chief plea put forward for the return of Toulba Pasha, but he was regarded as probably the least important of the exiles. If the remaining exiles should petition for a transfer to some other British colony the application would be referred to the Egyptian Government for their consideration. The decision does not rest with Lord Cromer.