HC Deb 26 November 1941 vol 376 c775W
Sir P. Hannon

asked the Minister of Information whether the services of Mr. Arthur Abbott, attached to His Majesty's Embassy at Rio de Janeiro, are definitely terminated; whether he will give the name and qualifications of the officer who has been appointed to succeed Mr. Abbott, and whether he is prepared to give further sympathetic consideration to Mr. Abbott's position, in view of his wide experience and long service, both as Consul and Intelligence Attaché in South America?

Mr. Bracken

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. Mr. Abbott was succeeded by Mr. R. G. Stone, who has been 15 years in Brazil and who received specialised training in the Ministry of Information for nine months. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 14th October last. I regret that I cannot give further consideration to Mr. Abbott's position.