§ 53. Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. HOARE
asked the Prime Minister whether any decision has yet been reached as to the continuance of the British Mission to the Vatican; and whether, in considering the question, the Cabinet hare borne in mind the value that the Mission has been during the War and the disadvantage that will result if, whilst other great Powers are diplomatically represented at the Vatican, the United Kingdom is deprived of an official representative, in spite of the large Roman Catholic population of the British Empire and the political interests that are involved, particularly in Ireland, Australia, and the United States of America?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I can hardly promise that. But my hon. Friend knows that there is no hurry, for the existing arrangement continues until the War is over.