HC Deb 26 March 1923 vol 162 cc22-3
32. Mr. HANNON

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in view of the wide interest attaching to the working of British Consulates abroad, he could arrange for the publication of the periodical reports of the inspectors of Consulates?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

I do not think it would he desirable to publish these documents, having regard to the detailed and technical character of these reports, to which great importance is attached as a means of maintaining and improving the efficiency of the Consular Service.


Is there not a great deal of information in these reports which would be of general value?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

No, Sir.