HC Deb 27 February 1941 vol 369 cc636-7
69. Mr. Cocks

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the apointment of a High Commissioner to Canada is for a term of years; what salary is attached to the post; and whether it carries with it a right to a pension?

The Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Shakespeare)

In previous cases the appointment of a High Commisioner in Canada has normally been for five years, but in the case of my right hon. Friend, the Member for Ross and Cromarty (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald), the appointment would, as has already been announced, be for the duration of the war. The salary is £2,500 with a representation allowance of the same amount. The post is normally pension able on a Civil Service basis, but in the present case, the question of pension-ability will not arise.