HC Deb 13 February 1911 vol 21 c672

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, if he could state of how many men is the staff of the British Trade Commission in Canada composed; and what was the actual amount spent in salaries in respect of the same?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

There are at present, in addition to His Majesty's Trade Commissioner, six Imperial Trade Correspondents in Canada located in different parts of the Dominion, who work under the supervision of the Commissioner. Five additional appointments are in contemplation. The Commissioner's salary is £1,000 a year. The Trade Correspondents are remunerated by fees, and when all the posts are filled the total amount paid annually in fees and expenses allowance to the Correspondents will be £1,015. In addition His Majesty's Trade Commissioner receives an annual office allowance of £800, out of which he provides for such clerical assistance as he may find necessary.


May I ask in respect of what the fee is paid to the agent?


For various services rendered. If the hon. Member likes to ask me for complete details, I will give him an answer.