§ MR. MALCOLM (Suffolk, Stowmarket)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will take steps to increase the Consular representation of Great Britain at St. Louis before and during the forthcoming exhibition, with a view to assisting British trade.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
A Royal Commission has been appointed with an office and staff at St. Louis for the purpose of assisting British trade at the exhibition, and in view of this fact there does not appear any ground for temporarily increasing the staff of the Vice-Consulate.
§ MR. MALCOLM
I hope my noble friend will be able to assure the House and the country that Great Britain will be as well represented in its Consular service as any other country.