§ 85. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the consular representatives of the Soviet Government in this country receive diplomatic immunity; and whether they are relieved from paying rates, either on their business premises or on their private residences?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Dalton)
No, Sir. No consular representatives of foreign Governments in this country enjoy any diplomatic immunity nor any relief from rates either on their business premises or their private residences.
§ Mr. ALBERY
Can the Under-Secretary give me any reason why it is necessary that members of a trade delegation should have these privileges?