§ 1. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Allied Governments are reserving any power to supervise the appointment of German Ministers to the United States of America and elsewhere; and, if not, whether he will consider the importance of securing a right of veto in this respect?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. So far as I am aware, none of the Allied Governments has raised this question, and, so far as this country is concerned, I would remind the hon. Gentleman that it is at any time open to the Sovereign, acting on the advice of his Ministers, to refuse his acceptance of any individual proposed as representative of a foreign State at the Court of St. James.