HC Deb 26 February 1872 vol 209 c1029

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the unanimous recommendation of the East African Slave Trade Committee of last Session, that Dr. Kirk should be appointed Consul at Zanzibar, has been or is about to be carried into effect?


said, in reply, that it had been the custom of the Foreign Office to appoint as Consul at Zanzibar the gentleman selected by the Indian authorities as Resident Agent there. Dr. Kirk was at present acting as Vice-Consul, in the absence of the Consul on leave, and he had no information of the Consul's resignation.