§ MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Major Nair, Judge of the New Zealand Native Lands Court, has been appointed a British Consular authority in Samoa; whether he was so nominated at the instance of the Joint Commission; what are the nature and extent of the functions be will exercise; and does he temporarily supersede the regular British Consul in Samoa.
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The officer who has been appointed to act as Consul at Apia during the absence of Mr. Maxse is Mr. Hunter, Chief Police Magistrate of Fiji. During the period of his acting appointment Mr. Hunter will exercise the same functions as Mr. Maxse, whom he temporarily replaces but does not supersede.