HC Deb 25 April 1932 vol 265 cc11-2

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the salaries of British officials in foreign countries are raised to meet disadvantages of exchange; and whether conversely they are lowered when exchange, as in the case of Brazil, is in favour of the British officials?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend, the Member for Gainsborough (Captain Crookshank), on the 15th of February last. With regard to the second part of the question, the emoluments of His Majesty's Diplomatic and Consular Officers abroad are subject to frequent scrutiny with a view to the possibility of reduction in the light of the various factors involved, including movements in exchange rates.