HC Deb 22 March 1922 vol 152 cc501-2W

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?


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:—

Senior posts 19,000
Minor posts 8,900
Total £27,900
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 Majesty's Government and half by the Iraq Government.