§ 33. Mr. MONTAGUE
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 854 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.
§ Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON
That remuneration was given for very heavy whole-time work in China for six months.