HC Deb 28 March 1873 vol 215 c295

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it is the intention of the Foreign Office to carry out the recommendation of the Diplomatic and Consular Committee, by allowing an increased rate of pension to those Consuls who have served in unhealthy climates?


Sir, Lord Granville is causing inquiries to be made into our Consular establishments in certain countries, and, pending the result of such investigations, I apprehend that no decision will be taken upon those recommendations of the late Committee upon the Diplomatic and Consular Service, which might possibly entail further public expenditure, and must require the assent of the Treasury before they could be carried out.