§ COLONEL C. E. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if Mr. Gosling has been accorded leave of absence from Her Majesty's Legation to the Republic of Central America; and, in such case, who has been charged to represent him in actively prosecuting the claim of the British Government on the Nicaraguan Republic for the treatment of Her Majesty's Vice Consul?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS Sir EDWARD GREY, Northumberland, Berwick)
Mr. Gosling has been granted leave of absence and will leave his post in May. Mr. Roberts, Her Majesty's Consul at Guatemala, will take charge during his absence with the rank of Her Majesty's Chargé d'affaires.
§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT
asked if the hon. Gentleman knew how long Mr. Roberts had been Consul at Guatemala?
§ SIR E. GREY
could not say.