HC Deb 31 July 1906 vol 162 c703

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, having regard to the rapidly increasing trade with Siberia, he will now consider the advisability of approaching the Russian Government with the object of getting British consuls appointed at some at least of the cities on the Siberian Railway.


The matter will not be lost sight of by His Majesty's Government. But, at present, I can say no more than I said to the hon. Member in reply to an almost identical Question on March 13th, † except that steps are now being taken with a view to the reappointing of a commercial agent at Vladivostok. † See (4) Debates, cliii., 1096.

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