Sir J. DAVIDSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if a British trade consul is to be appointed for Iraq; if so, when he will be appointed; and if he will be located at Basra?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
I have been asked to answer this question. Discussions are taking place between the Government Departments concerned regarding the appointment of a British Consul at Basra, and it is hoped that a decision may be reached very shortly.