HC Deb 21 March 1938 vol 333 c829
26. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the number of unsalaried consular officers who are not British subjects?

Mr. R. S. Hudson (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

Of a total of 341 unsalaried consular officers, 92 are not British subjects.

Mr. Day

Can the Minister say whether British subjects are appointed when they are available?

Mr. Hudson

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Day

Does the Minister's original answer mean that none were available?