Zaghloul Pasha.

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Swan Mr John Swan , Barnard Castle

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Zaghloul Pasha was asked by Lord Milner in 1920 whether he would accept the Premiership of Egypt; and, if so, what was Zaghloul Pasha's reply?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

I have no knowledge of any such offer having been made.

Photo of Mr John Swan Mr John Swan , Barnard Castle

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a large number of Egyptians were interned during the War on the ground of their being Turcophile; and whether Zaghloul Pasha was among them?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

During the War a number of Egyptians were interned as their political activities constituted a danger to the Allied cause. Zaghloul Pasha was not among them.

Photo of Mr John Swan Mr John Swan , Barnard Castle

Would the hon. Gentleman be surprised to know that Zaghloul Pasha was never Turcophile? His term of office proved so. If the hon. Gentleman wants to verify that, there is his conversation with General Sir Reginald Wingate—

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The hon. Member appears to be giving information rather than seeking it.