23. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any decision has yet been come to with regard to the payment of allowances to members of his Department who are posted to the Foreign Office from service abroad.
§ Mr. Eden
Yes, Sir. In accordance with the proposals made in Command 6420 it has been decided that members of the senior branch of the Foreign Service of the rank of Counsellor and below, who are transferred to the Foreign Office from posts abroad, should receive transfer grants—the amounts of whch are now under discussion—in respect of the extra expenditure in which they are involved as a result of their obligation to serve abroad at any time and place as the public interest requires.
Will my right hon. Friend make representations to the Treasury to ensure that these grants are adequate and generous?