§ 14. Mr. EMRYS-EVANS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the amount of the salary and allowances paid to the Financial Adviser to His Majesty's Embassy in Paris; what duties he will carry out; and whether any urgent financial problems have arisen between this country and France which have made the appointment necessary?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The Financial Adviser to His Majesty's Ambassador at Paris receives salary as an Assistant Secretary in His Majesty's Civil Service (at present £1,153 15s., rising to £1,353 12s.), together with a foreign allowance of £700 and rent allowance of 21,000 francs per annum. Financial Advisers have now been appointed to His Majesty's Ambassadors at Berlin, Paris and Washington. The object of these appointments is not the settlement of a particular financial problem, but to ensure that His Majesty's representatives at these posts should be provided with the financial knowledge and experience which are so essential to the present-day conduct of international affairs.
§ Mr. HANNON
Will my right hon. Friend kindly say whether the Financial Secretary in Paris is not discharging his duties to the full satisfaction of His Majesty's Government?