Egypt (British Officials, Compensation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 10th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Gerald Hurst Sir Gerald Hurst , Manchester Moss Side

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps have been taken to safeguard the compensation rights of British officials who retire from the service of the Egyptian Government; and whether he can undertake that such compensation will not be left to the absolute discretion of the native parliament?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

A scheme of compensation both for permanent and temporary officials has been evolved after consultation with the officials concerned and has been approved by Lord Allenby. This scheme has not yet been accepted by the Egyptian Government, but the hon and learned Member may rest assured that His Majesty's Government will not agree to any scheme less favourable to the officials.

Mr. G. MURRAY:

Can the hon. Gentleman say when a further White Paper on Egyptian affairs is to be published? The last one was only brought up to February.

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

I will inform my hon Friend.

Gt. Britain.Germany.Belgium.America.Sweden.
£££££
Locomotives and parts84,00019,00018,200
Rolling stock147,00015,0002,600
Permanent way9,2001,500
General stores115,3001001,700
Totals355,50015,1004,10020,70018,200

As regards company-worked railways, information is being obtained and will be supplied to the hon. and gallant Member as soon as possible.