HC Deb 02 January 1913 vol 46 c537W

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the salaries paid to heads of Department at the Foreign Office are lower than those paid to similar clerks at the India Office and to principal clerks at the Treasury; and whether, in view of the importance of the work at the Foreign Office and the desirability of placing the conditions of service in that Department on an equality with those of other Departments, the Government will take steps to readjust the salaries accordingly?


I see no reason for a readjustment of salaries as suggested by my hon. Friend. The work and organisation in various Departments differs to such a degree that it is not possible to draw valid comparisons between the salaries paid in the cases referred to in the question.