293. Consuls' powers in relation to property, ships and aircraft.

293.     Consuls' powers in relation to property, ships and aircraft.

Certain powers relating to the administration of the estates and property of deceased persons may be conferred upon consular officers of foreign states with which consular conventions have been concluded by the Crown1. If a national of a state to which the Consular Conventions Act 1949 has been applied by Order in Council is entitled to a grant of probate or administration in respect of property in England or Wales and the court is satisfied, on application by a consular officer of that state, that the person