HC Deb 02 April 1903 vol 120 c908

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the mine fields between Kinghorn and Leith are laid by and under the control of the Forth Division Volunteer Royal Engineers, Submarine Miners, and that the officer commanding this corps holds the position of French Consul at Leith; and, if so, will he consider the advisability of preventing knowledge of such a character being in the possession of a gentleman who acts as Consul to a foreign power.


My right hon. friend is aware of the fact stated in the Question and the necessary action is under consideration.