I am aware of Mr. Gann's record and his qualifications including the fact that he had war service. They were fully considered at the time of his application for admission to the permanent Consular Service in 1918. Mr. Gann's employmentin His Majesty's Consulate-General at Zurich was of a temporary character and, as in the case of other temporary appointments, was terminated when the necessity for it ceased to exist. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given by the Secretary to the Department of Overseas Trade to the Member for Canterbury on 29th March last.