HC Deb 21 July 1924 vol 176 c905W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state those colonial governorships to which the salary attached is found in actual practice to be adequate for the needs and requirements of the holder of the office; and whether it is the custom, in making appointments, to inform potential appointees of the amount of money they are likely to be called on to expend in addition?


I presume that the hon. Member refers to all governors and not only to colonial governors. So much depends on conditions which vary from time to time that it would not be practicable to give such a list as the hon. Member suggests, but I may say that if in any case it is known that a governor has been put to expense in excess of his official emoluments it is usual to inform his successor of the fact. The hon. Member will understand that I am not to be taken as approving a system under which it is impossible for a man otherwise well qualified to accept a governorship because he is without large private means.