§ 7. Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that our representative in France, in sending a wreath to the recovered city of Lille, described himself as the English Ambassador; if so, is he aware that such description of himself is a breach of the Treaty of Union between England and Scotland, the first and third articles of which Treaty expressly state that the 1760 United Kingdom shall be called Britain; and will he see that in future his representatives in foreign countries use the proper name of their own country?
§ The ASSISTANT-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord R. Cecil)
I understand that Lord Derby described himself on the occasion referred to as "Ambassadeur d'Angleterre," which is the ordinary French designation of His Majesty's Representative at Paris. I am quite sure that Lord Derby had he intention whatever of violating the provisions of the Treaty referred to.