– in the House of Commons on 9th September 1942.
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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is proposed to amalgamate or co-ordinate the diplomatic and consular services?
Yes, Sir. It is proposed that, when entry into the Service is resumed after the war, entrants will be recruited as members of a combined Foreign Service instead of, as hitherto, as members of the Diplomatic or Consular Services.
Can my right hon. Friend issue a statement of the terms under which the members of the existing Consular and Diplomatic Services are to be amalgamated?
The terms of the amalgamation are yet to be worked out. This cannot apply until after the war, because there are no entrants at all now.
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