HC Deb 18 June 1888 vol 327 cc446-7
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the present English Consul at Ajaccio, Corsica, receives a yearly salary of £450, and £50 for office expenses; if it is true that his predecessor, Mr. Short, only received a salary of £120; when was the Deputy Vice Consulate at Bonefeccia done away with; what is the nature of the Consular business transacted in Corsica; what is the average annual amount received at Ajaccio in Consular fees; and, for what reason was the salary increased?


The salary and allowance of Her Majesty's Consul at Ajaccio are as stated in the first Question. Mr. Short, who was not the immediate predecessor of the present Consul, received a salary of £100, and office allowance of £50. The Deputy Vice Consulate at Bonefeccia was abolished on the 10th of May, 1886. The Consular business in Corsica is of the ordinary nature; there is nothing exceptional in it. The average for three years is about £7. The salary was increased on the death of Mr. Short's successor, by the advice of Lord Lyons, who strongly recommended the augmentation.