HC Deb 03 May 1926 vol 195 c6
12. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any Dominions have appointed their own representative in any foreign country; and, if so, whether such representation has the endorsement of the Imperial Government?


In 1924, at the request of the Irish Free State Government, a Minister Plenipotentiary was accredited by His Majesty the King to the President of the United States with credentials enabling him to take charge of all affairs relating only to the Irish Free State. The appointment in question was made with the agreement of His Majesty's Government, and the circumstances were fully explained in an answer given by my predecessor in this House on the 26th June, 1924.

Colonel DAY

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether Canada has appointed a commercial representative at Washington?


I think Canada always had a commercial representative. She has not appointed a Minister.