§ Viscount Craigavon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
To what extent Consular officials are able to offer legal advice or assistance to inquirers overseas.1064WA
§ Lord Trefgarne
Consular officers are not qualified to give legal advice; it is in any event no part of the function of Government to do so. However, posts are normally able to provide a list of lawyers practising locally who will of course be familiar with local law and procedures.