Diplomatic and Consular Staff (Salaries).

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Photo of Mr Valentine McEntee Mr Valentine McEntee , Walthamstow West

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the salaries of His Majesty's diplomatic and consular staff abroad are still being paid on a sterling basis; and, if so, whether, in view of the hardship to these persons through the depreciation of the pound sterling, he is prepared either to pay such salaries on a gold basis or to make additional allowances in respect of the cost of living abroad?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on 3rd December to the hon. and gallant Member for St. Pancras, North.