HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 c147
6. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many representatives of other nations had precedence over the British Minister at the recent Belgian celebrations when President Poincaré visited Brussels; and whether there was any intention of raising the status of the British representative to that of Ambassador?


As has already been announced in the Press, His Majesty's Legation at Brussels was raised to the rank of an Embassy on 25th July. As the visit of President Poincaré took place before that date, it is to be presumed that the United States and French Ambassadors took precedence of Sir Francis Villiers on that occasion.