HC Deb 12 October 1916 vol 86 cc167-8
14. Colonel YATE

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that for the future no person of foreign nationality, or who is a naturalised British subject, or whose father was a naturalised British subject, is to be appointed to any post, even of an honorary nature, in the Consular service until such appointment has been considered and approved by the Secretary or Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, he will now consider the advisability of instituting the collection of fees for Consular invoice certificates, certificates of origin and interest, and legalisation of bills of lading to be issued by British Consuls abroad for all goods forwarded to Great Britain from other countries whereby sufficient funds will be obtainable to meet the cost of salaried British-born Consular officers at all places where such officers may be deemed to be necessary?


The proposal made by the hon. Member is already engaging the attention of His Majesty's Government, and will be carefully considered.

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