HC Deb 22 June 1927 vol 207 c1824

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Sir Francis Aglen still holds the position, though on furlough, of Inspector-General of the Chinese Customs and, in general, what are his present relations with the Peking Government?


Sir Francis Aglen still holds the title of Inspector-General. His present position is defined in the letter addressed to him by the Revenue Council on the 9th of February last. The following is a translation of the letter: Sir, This office is greatly indebted to you for the many years during which you have brought to the management of the Customs service your eminent sagacity and untiring zeal. Nevertheless, since you have repeatedly expressed the desire to return home, arrangements are now being made accordingly, in order to conform to your wishes. In consideration of your honourable and distinguished services in the past you are allowed, as a mark of esteem, to continue for the period of a year in receipt of the treatment proper to the Inspector-General of Customs, and any observations you may from time to time have to submit will be appreciated.