18 MAY 1929, Page 3


Messages 'from Egypt show that an immense amount of good has been done by the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement as to the water Supply. Of course, Great Britain has always been ready to satisfy Egyptian demands in regard to the Nile, but a settlement was made impossible by successive Egyptian Governments who linked them with other and very wild demands. Great Britain recognizes that Egypt has a right to withhold her consent from any waterworks 'in the Sudan which would affect the ' supply in Egypt. Further, Egyptian surveyors will be allowed to inspect works in the Sudan. The road is now plainer than it Was to the discussion of more important questions.