asked the Lord Privy Seal what arrangements are being made to look after the interests of British subjects in each of the towns from which consular services are to be withdrawn and to
approximately £24,000 has been paid in compensation for loss or damage. The total value of outstanding indemnities as at 1 January each year is published in the notes to the British Council Estimates—Supply Estimates, Class II Vote 4—attached.
what extent local citizens will be appointed as consuls.
United Kingdom nationals requiring assistance in those places where consular offices are to be closed will be able to call on the services of the nearest British consular office. In some of the places affected by closures we intend to appoint honorary consuls to provide essential assistance in cases of emergency.