§ MR. R. G. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if Naval Attaches are now appointed at Washington and Madrid; and, if not, whether they will be appointed?
Naval Attachés are not specially appointed either at Washington or at Madrid. Two naval 809 officers are appointed by Her Majesty's Government to perform the duties of Naval Attaches accredited to the Courts of the Maritime Powers generally. These officers are available to travel in America as well as in Europe. One of them is at this moment employed on his duties in the United States of America, the other is engaged on a visit to the north of Europe, from which it would not be desirable to recall him.