THE MASTER OF ELIBANK
I beg to ask the. Under Secretary of State for 1374 Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the increasing importance of Vladivostock, and looking to the representation of other Powers by Consuls, he will consider the advisability of appointing a British Consul, or in the meantime of placing the district under the supervision of the British Consul at Yokohama for commercial purposes.
§ LORD CRANBORNE
The advisability of appointing an agent for commercial purposes at Vladivostoek is under consideration. An arrangement by which the district was placed under the supervision of His Majesty's Consul at Yokohama would most probably prove unsatisfactory.