I am informed by the Corporation that they fixed the present salary of the Director-General at the time of his appointment. i.e. in May, 1943, and that it has not been varied since. The amount of his expense allowance has likewise not been varied in respect of service at home. Between June and October, 1943, a slightly higher rate was authorised by the Corporation in respect of service abroad, since when there has been no variation.
I think my answer is quite plain. There is no trap or trick about it. He receives a salary of £5,000 a year and the allowance of £1,000 a year has not been varied since October, 1943. I am asked about a variation. The only slight variation occurred between June and October, 1943, in respect of foreign travel.