§ Mr. J. Griffiths
The Report of the Benham Salaries Commission was adopted by the Legislative Council of the Federation of Malaya at its meeting on 21st November, subject to reservation of certain posts on which further consultation between the Federation and Singapore Governments and myself is required, and with a proviso that the staff concerned may opt for direct negotiation within four weeks. With regard to the last part of the Question, I must point out that the Report does not affect the present practice by which the same basic salary applies to a post whether it be held by a European or by an Asian.
§ Mr. Griffiths
They are paid the same basic salary, but there is for the expatriate officer an expatriate allowance and, without this, it would be impossible to recruit the necessary Europeans.
§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a 50 per cent. expatriate allowance is usual for people who work outside their own country?