HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 cc1069-70
7. Captain ORMSBY-GORE

asked whether Field-Marshal Sir Edmund Allenby is in receipt of and has been in receipt of pay and allowances equivalent to the full salary attaching to the post of High Commissioner in Egypt since he has carried out the duties of that office?


The answer is in the negative, but I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Harrow on 6th August, when I stated that Treasury authority had been requested to pay part of the sum pro- vided for the post of High Commissioner to Field-Marshal Sir Edmund Allenby. If this is approved, Sir Edmund Allenby's total emoluments will be brought up to the full salary of the High Commissioner less the expenses which are still being defrayed by Sir Reginald Wingate.


Is it not an outrage that Field-Marshal Allenby should be expected to undertake the very expensive and responsible duties of High Commissioner without a proper and adequate salary, and will the hon. Gentleman press the Government to pay a proper salary to him at the earliest possible moment?


I have no in formation as to the salary of the post which Field-Marshal Sir Edmund Allenby now fills so admirably, but if the facts are as stated I will certainly inquire.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the hon. Gentleman impress on the authorities in Egypt, including Field-Marshal Allenby, the great need of economy?


We can certainly leave that to the Field-Marshal out there.