§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what arrangements have been made for the government of the Somali Coast since the transfer of the Protectorate from the Government of Bombay 1294 to the Foreign Office, and where they are shown in the Estimates; what is the present residence of the Consul General, who is Consul at Zeyla, and who is Vice-Consul at Berbera; and whether any steps can be taken to show, by notes in the Estimates, Foreign Office officials employed in cases where the expenses are met from local revenues.
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The Protectorate is administered by a Consul General, who reports direct to the Secretary of State. His headquarters are at Berbera. At the present moment Mr. Hampson is Acting Consul at Zeyla, and Lieutenant Cordeaux is in charge of the Vice-Consulate at Berbera. The expenses of the Protectorate are defrayed out of local revenues, and do not, therefore, appear in the Estimates. Should any officials whose salaries are borne on the Estimates receive payments from Protectorate funds the fact will be noted in the usual manner in the Estimates or the Appropriation Accounts.