§ 76. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements have been made for the preservation and upkeep of British soldiers' graves in Egypt and Palestine?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
The Imperial War Graves Commission are now actually taking over the cemeteries in Egypt for permanent construction. They have appointed a local executive committee to carry out the work in that country. The principal architect has completed designs for the cemeteries, and the terms of contract are being considered. In Palestine the cemeteries have not yet been taken over by the Commission, but the architect has visited the country and made his preliminary sketch designs, and in the case of four the final designs have been completed.