§ 20. Mr. JAMES MASON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affaire whether, after the outbreak of war, British Consuls-General in Germany and Austria ceased to hold office; whether an exception was made in the case of Lucien Bachmann, a German subject; whether the said Lucien Bachmann's name remains on the list of Consular servants; and whether he has been transferred to a consulate-general in Switzerland?
§ Sir E. GREY
British Consuls-General in Germany and Austria-Hungary ceased to hold office in those countries on the outbreak of war, and some of those of them who were British subjects are now being employed at home or abroad. Of these Mr. Bachmann is one. He is not a German subject, but a naturalised British subject of French origin. He is at present assisting His Majesty's Minister at Berne.