§ 39. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that Chargés d' Affaires, Consuls-General, and Consuls are, under King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, entitled to a salute of seven guns on visiting a ship upon going on board or quitting, but only once within twelve months and by one ship only on the same date, who keeps the record to see that this ration is not exceeded?
I would suggest that this question should be addressed to the First Lord of the Admiralty. The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and His Majesty's Diplomatic and Consular officers are not responsible for the correct observance of the Regulations governing the matter.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
No. I should like to see it on the Order Paper.