HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 cc11-2W
33. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the fact that the Government of India has decided that Indians will no longer be described in their passports as British subjects but as Indians, how far he has modified his instructions regarding protection and assistance which may be given them by British Consular and Diplomatic officials in countries where there is no direct representation by the Government of India.

Mr. Mayhew

With the concurrence of the Commonwealth Governments concerned, His Majesty's Diplomatic and Consular Officers abroad afford protection to all citizens of Commonwealth countries whose Governments are not represented in the country where they reside. My right hon. Friend's instructions in this regard have not been modified in any sense.