HC Deb 06 August 1857 vol 147 cc1151-2

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury why the charge for the Salary of the British Ambassador at Paris has increased from £8,000 in 1856 to £9,909 in 1857; and whether the Treasury Minute of the 27th day of May, 1851, giving effect to the recommendation of the Select Committee on Official Salaries, continues to regulate the payments made to Her Majesty's Diplomatic Representative at Paris?


said, that in consequence of the greatly increased expenditure at the English Embassies, both in Paris and Constantinople during the war, the Government was induced to advise Her Majesty to increase the salaries of the Ambassadors in those two cities. The salary of Lord Cowley, at Paris, which was previously £8,000, was restored to £10,000, the amount at which it had stood until a few years ago, when a reduction was made. The greatly increased expenditure was no doubt due partly to the change in the form of Government in France and partly to the war. An increase had also been made in the salary of the Ambassador at Constantinople on the same ground of the additional expense caused by the war.