Mr. A. T. DAVIES
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what British and Indian officials have been engaged in Iraq during the financial year ending with this month; how are they severally described; and what are the salaries charged to the British or Indian Exchequer for the said year?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
No officials of the Indian Government, paid by the Indian Exchequer, have been employed in Iraq during the current financial year. The only British civil officials whose salaries entail a charge on His Majesty's Government are the High Commissioner and certain of his staff. The annual cost of these salaries is as follows:—
Of these minor posts some are held by British, some by Indians, and a few by Iraquis and others. The annual cost, namely, £27,900, is borne half by His 502W Majesty's Government and half by the Iraq Government.
Approximately £ Senior posts … 19,000 Minor posts … 8,900 Total … £27,900