Legislative Assembly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt. – in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the number of members comprising the Egyptian Legislative Assembly, the nature of its present functions, and when it last met; whether a considerable number of those elected have since died or become otherwise ineligible; and whether these members have been replaced?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

The Egyptian Legislative Assembly consisted of 89 members; it has not met since 17th June, 1914, and the mandate of the present body expired in 1917. I understand that some of the members elected in 1913 have since died, and for the reason given above have not been replaced.

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Who is paying the salaries of these gentlemen for not doing their work?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

I cannot give the answer. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will give me notice of that question.