§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is true that Mr. T. Michell, Her Majesty's Consul at Philippopolis, has been called home and a successor appointed; if so, why Mr. Michell has been recalled home?
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
Sir, Mr. Michell himself was understood to be of opinion that his presence at Philippopolis for a time was unnecessary, and anxious on the ground of his ill health to be away; and he has been given leave to come home. No successor has been appointed; but one of the third Secretaries of the Embassy at Constantinople has been placed in charge of the Consulate General for a time.