HC Deb 28 March 1927 vol 204 cc853-4

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how much the committee appointed for the purpose of advising him as to the application of the Boxer indemnity fund has cost; whether any salaries have been paid; and, if so, to whom?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)

The cost of the committee up to 31st December last amounted to £16,188 14s. 4d. No salaries have been paid to the members of the committee, but the following fees were paid to the members of the delegation to China under the chairmanship of Lord Willingdon:

Lord Willingdon (plus for entertainment expenses, £500) 2,500
Dame Adelaide Anderson 1,500
Professor W. E. Soothill 1,500
Dr. Hu Shih 1,500
Dr. T. V. Ting 1,500
Dr. C. C. Wang 1,500
Mr. R. F. Johnston (Secretary) 1,000

The balance of the expenditure was made up of travelling expenses and subsistence allowances incidental expenses, telegrams and stationery.


Can I take it that those salaries represent expenditure on Chinese education?


That remuneration was given for very heavy whole-time work in China for six months.

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