HC Deb 15 May 1950 vol 475 cc862-3
60. Mr. Peter Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will arrange for the publication and sale of a monthly or quarterly list of the London diplomatic corps.

Mr. Ernest Davies

No, Sir.

Mr. Smithers

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a majority of the large and very many of the smaller capitals do provide a list of this kind, and, at a time when there is much public apprehension about the number of diplomats at certain Embassies, is it not desirable that we should have published an up-to-date list?

Mr. Davies

There is a list available, as the hon. Gentleman is aware. It is placed in the Library of the House, where any hon. Member who wishes may examine it.