HC Deb 08 June 1899 vol 72 cc627-8
MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the immunities and privileges (if any) in regard to the exemption from personal taxation enjoyed by the Consuls representing foreign countries in different portions of the Empire; and are the same immunities and privileges allowed to all Consuls, whether paid by salary or by fees.


Consuls of foreign states enjoy no special privileges or immunities, as a matter of right, in the Queen's Dominions. In the United Kingdom foreign Consuls are, however, exempted in practice, as a matter of courtesy, from payment of income tax on their official salaries, but not from other taxes.