British Officials (Compensation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Mr. DOYLE:

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the terms of compensation to dismissed and resigning British officials in the Egyptian government services, as announced by His Majesty's Government as being the minimum acceptable, will become operative; and whether, since the equitable treatment of British officials was an understood condition when the new status of Egypt was arranged, he will say what necessity exists for further negotiation with the Egyptian Government?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

The general application of the scheme of compensation approved by Lord Allenby will depend on its formal acceptance by the Egyptian Government, but individual cases are already being considered. Such acceptance is still awaited, though, so far as I am aware, the principle has not been challenged that compensation should be accorded to officials retiring or dismissed as a result of the changed status of Egypt.