The Ambassador in Great Britain (Houghton) to the Secretary of State

No. 177

Sir: Adverting to the Embassy’s despatch No. 3688 of June 4, 1929, I have the honor to inform the Department of the receipt of a note from the Foreign Office, No. T9075/29/373 of August 17, 1929 (copies of which together with its enclosure are transmitted herewith),38 stating that as far as the Dominions are concerned (with the exception of Canada) Vice Consuls of career are granted free entry for their personal effects on their first arrival to take up their appointments, and in the case of Australia they may import goods within six months of their arrival in that Dominion. As regards Canada, inquiries have been made by the Foreign Office at Ottawa but as yet no definite information is available.

It will also be noted that the Colonial Office have been asked to notify the Governments of the various British Colonies and Protectorates to accord first arrival privileges to United States Vice Consuls of career, and corresponding action will be taken in the case of India.

I have [etc.]

For the Ambassador:
F. L. Belin

First Secretary of Embassy
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