HC Deb 06 July 1871 vol 207 c1216

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is correct, as stated in "The Times," that it is intended to fill up the appointment of Minister at Stutgardt; and, in that case, whether Her Majesty's Government will postpone such appointment until after the Civil Service Estimates (Class 5, Diplomatic Services) have been voted in Committee of Supply?


Sir, Lord Granville has submitted to the Queen that, under existing circumstances, the rank of the British Representative at the Court of Würtemberg may be reduced, and that in place of an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary a Chargé d'Affaires shall be appointed to reside there.