§ MR. MONK
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 493 whether the continued absence of the British Ambassador from Constantinople is seriously impeding the settlement of the Cretan Question; and whether he can inform the House when Sir Philip Currie will return to the Embassy at Constantinople?
Her Majesty's Government do not think that the absence of the British Ambassador from Constantinople is likely to be attended by the consequences suggested by my hon. Friend. They have complete confidence in Mr. Herbert, Her Majesty's Charge d'Affaires, who has shown great tact and ability in the discharge of his duties. Sir Philip Currie will return to his post at the expiration of his leave of absence later in the autumn.