§ 45. Mr. LYNCH
asked the Prime Minister whether the salary paid to Lord Kitchener is paid to him in virtue of his functions as Secretary of State for War; if so, why it is in excess of the amount usually paid, or whether it is paid to him as Agent-General in Egypt; and, if so, whether he is performing at present, or 1530 has performed since his appointment as Secretary of State for War, any of the functions of Agent-General in Egypt?
§ The MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Lloyd George)
On the outbreak of War, Lord Kitchener was in receipt of £6,140 a year, which was the salary drawn by the British Agent and Consul-General in Egypt while on leave. On his acceptance of the post of Secretary of State for War this salary was continued.
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
No, Sir: on Lord Kitchener's departure from Egypt the business of His Majesty's Agency and Consulate General was, as is customary, conducted by a Chargé d'Affaires. Subsequently it became necessary, in view of the altered status of Egypt, to appoint a High Commissioner, and Sir Henry McMahon was appointed to this position on 18th December,1914.