§ Mr. WATT
asked whether, in the majority of countries in Europe and elsewhere, British consuls' envoyés are exempt from Imperial and local taxation of the countries into which they are sent; 1926 and whether a similar privilege is extended in Great Britain to the consuls of these countries, so that they are exempt from Imperial and local taxation here?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. Grey)
The only privilege accorded in matters of taxation to foreign consular officers in this country, as a matter of courtesy, is exemption from the payment of Income Tax on their official salaries. On the ground of reciprocity, similar privileges have been claimed and usually conceded to British consular officers in foreign States.