§ SIR W. WEDDERBURN (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will grant a return showing the increase within the last 10 years of the work which British Consuls are called upon to perform, and contrasting their duties and salaries with those of the Consular officers of other countries?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. ST. JOHN BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
This return, so far as it relates to our own Consuls, could not be prepared without very great labour, and we have no information as to the Consular officers of other countries which would enable us to make a real comparison of their relative duties and salaries with those of our own Consular officers.
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