§ ME. COWAN (Surrey, Guildford)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state whether Mr. Algernon Sidgreaves is, or was recently, British Pro-Consul at Cadiz, and, if so, whether he has been constantly at his post during the last two months; if Mr. Algernon Sidgreaves is no longer British Pro-Consul at Cadiz; when he vacated that post, whether by resignation or otherwise; and whether the conduct and services of Mr. Algernon Sidgreaves have always been satisfactory.
(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) Mr. Sidgreaves was appointed British Pro-Consul at Cadiz on 27th November, 1907, and his services were dispensed with in April of this year on account of grave irregularities in his conduct.