25 OCTOBER 1930, Page 3

The Government's proposals include a reduction in the numbers of

Senate and Chamber; the introduction of indirect suffrage, with qualifications for the primary and secondary electors similar to those which were Promulgated by Decreeni 1925 ; a stipulation for an absolute majority of the whole Chamber for a vote of no-confidence and—perhaps the most important—a rule giving the initiative in finance to the Government instead of to the Chamber. This will bring the Egyptian Parliamentary regime more into line with the British than with the French. Greater power will be placed, moreover, in the hands of the King and the Courts in order to check the vagaries of irresponsible Deputies. According to the latest reports when we write the Liberals have rejected the proposed reforms on some minor issue. •