HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 cc946-7
12. Captain CROOKSHANK

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there has been any increase in the staff of his Department since 1st July; and, if so, what is it?


The establishment of the Foreign Office has been increased since the date referred to in the hon. and gallant Member's question by the appointment of an additional Assistant Under-Secretary of State, a post for which Treasury sanction was obtained by my predecessor in April last, and by the creation of one post of Principal Clerk.


Is not the right hon. Gentleman going to do something to deal with the deficiency that arises through sending members of his office to the Dominions? There must be several vacancies waiting to be filled up.


I did not know the hon. and gallant Gentleman wanted me to increase it. I will look into the matter.