HC Deb 08 July 1937 vol 326 cc577-8W
Captain Ramsay

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will inform the House as to how many of the British embassies and legations abroad have attached to them an official chaplain; and will he consider whether in future official chaplains may be supplied to all embassies and legations in cities where there is a substantial British community?

Viscount Cranborne

Chaplains, a part of whose stipends is paid from official funds, are attached to six missions. As regards the second part of the question, my hon. and gallant Friend will no doubt agree that in cities abroad where the British community is substantial, the community, if it desires the services of a chaplain, would itself be able to provide the necessary stipend.