HC Deb 30 July 1894 vol 27 c1245

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that at the City of Rabat, in Morocco, Great Britain is only represented by a Vice Consul, whilst the same Vice Consul holds for and represents Germany with the rank of Consul; and whether, seeing that Rabat is one of the leading commercial ports of Morocco, the Government will place the British Representative upon a par with that of the German Empire?


The fact is as stated. It would not be possible, however, to alter the status of the Vice Consul at Rabat without further changes in the arrangement of the service at Morocco, which has just been carefully organised. The hon. Member will, therefore, I hope, understand that the refusal to make the change which he asks does not arise from any tendency to underrate the services of Mr. Frost, the value of which I am very glad to take this opportunity of admitting.