HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 c2970
3. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consider the appointment of British representatives to the Court of Ibn Saud, Sultan of Nejd, with a representative particularly at Mecca, in view of the large number of British subjects who make the pilgrimage to the holy places?


As at present advised, I am satisfied that the existing arrangements for conducting relations with the King of the Hejaz, Sultan of Nejd, through the British Agent and Consul at Jeddah are adequate.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY.

Does the Foreign Secretary not think it is advisable in British interests to have a properly accredited representative at the court of the greatest prince of Arabia?


I think that at present our existing arrangements are adequate, and that I ought not to make any change.