§ 72. Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a foreign embassy in London refuses to legalise the seal and signature of the Foreign Office or of Her Majesty's Embassy in the people's republic in question ; what representations he has made to the republic concerned about this breach of international diplomatic usage ; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord John Hope
Yes. A foreign embassy is, however, under no obligation to legalise the seal and signature of the Foreign Office or of Her Majesty's Missions abroad. The second and third parts of the Question do not therefore arise.