HC Deb 21 May 1874 vol 219 cc615-6

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether during the various changes in the Government of the Republic of Honduras, owing to revolutionary causes, the Presidents of that State have from time to time renewed the Credentials of Don Carlos Gutierrez as Minister to this country, and if it is necessary that they should be so renewed; and, whether Don Carlos Gutierrez has been and is still acting upon his Credentials, dated the 13th December 1859?


Sir, M. Gutierrez has been and still is acting upon his credentials as Minister Plenipotentiary from the Republic of Honduras, dated the 13th December 1859. The Foreign Office has received no credentials from any President of that Republic since that time, nor any letter recalling M. Gutierrez. It is not necessary, according to diplomatic usage, that they should be renewed.