§ Captain CARR-GOMM
asked the Scare of State for Foreign Affairs what rank in the Diplomatic Service is assigned to Commercial Attachés of the first, second, and third grades, respectively, under the Overseas Trade Department; whether the pension of such Attachés will be the Civil Service pension of one-eightieth of the pay of the post for every year of service; and whether any allowance of years or otherwise in augmentation of pension will be granted to experienced men with professional or business training who are chosen for these important posts?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
It is proposed to assign the following diplomatic rank to Commercial Attachés: First grade Commercial Attaché to rank with, but62W after, Counsellor of Embassy. Second grade Commercial Attaché to rank with, but after, First Secretary. Third grade (Assistant) Commercial Attaché to rank with, but after, Second Secretary. Fourth grade (Assistant) Commercial Attachéto rank with, but after, Third Secretary. The question of the pension rights to be attached to the appointments of Commercial Attaché is at present under consideration.