§ SIR HENRY HOWORTH(Salford,S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the official position of the English representative at Lorenzo Marques; whether he is an ordinary Consul, or has some special authority: and whether there is an objection to the production of any correspondence which may have passed between him and the English Government on the transit of recruits, stores, and ammunition through the Portuguese territory of Mozambique into the Transvaal.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Her Majesty's 1413 Consul at Lorenzo Marques is a Consul appointed and admitted in the usual way. There is no correspondence which can, consistently with the public interest, be laid before the House.