SIR HOWARD VINCENT
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the attention of the Secretary of State has been called to the expense thrown upon British officials in Uganda by the numerous travellers who visit the protectorate for various purposes connected with sport, science, or exploration; and whether, in view of the scale of salaries of these officials, he will take steps to suggest to persons proposing to travel in these regions the propriety of providing for themselves.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Viscount CRANBORNE, Rochester)
Yes; the attention of the Secretary of State has been called to the matter in a despatch from His Majesty's Special Commissioner. The scale of salaries of British officials in Uganda was not designed to enable them to entertain travellers in the protectorate and is wholly inadequate for that purpose. The despatch will be laid on the Table, and it is hoped that its publication will prevent the repetition of these unfair demands upon the generosity of public servants.