§ 53. Sir C. YATE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he can now state what increase has been decided on in the consular fees levied by British consuls abroad so as to place those fees on an equality with those levied by foreign consuls in this country?
§ Sir P. LLOYD-GREAME (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
A revised table of consular fees has now been approved, under which the great majority of fees will be raised by amounts varying from 50 per cent. to 100 per cent. In addition, it has been decided to levy, for an experimental period of one year, a 588 surtax of 25 per cent. on all the fees. A revised table bringing these changes into operation will be issued shortly.