§ 2. Major HUNT
asked how many unsalaried Consular officers of foreign origin receive an allowance for office expenses 700 and part of certain stamp fees; and whether these payments are to be allowed in the future?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
All unsalaried Consular officers receive either office allowances or fee allowances. These arrangements are made only in places where the appointment of a salaried Consular officer is not warranted by the amount of work to be performed, and where but for these appointments there would be no Consular officer at all, to carry out the routine and notarial duties which are required.
§ Major HUNT
Is it not a fact that these foreign Consular officers gat a certain amount of money, and did not the Noble Lord say before that they did not get anything?
§ Lord R. CECIL
If I did it was inaccurate. It is obviously very unfair to ask questions about the salaries of Consular officers and their expenses.
§ 7. Colonel YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if any Consular certificates are at present being issued at any of our Consulates abroad, and, if so, if he will state the countries in which they are being issued, the nature; or classification of the certificates, and the fees, if any, charged for each kind of certificate?
§ Lord R. CECIL
Besides the certificates mentioned in the Table of Consular and Marriage Fees, His Majesty's Consular officers in certain countries are now issuing certificates of interest and certificates of origin and interest, particulars in regard to which will be found in the "London Gazette" of 26th September, 1916. The fee for each of these two certificates is 5s.