HC Deb 08 December 1932 vol 272 cc1805-6W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the names and emoluments of British consuls and vice-consuls in Morocco; and what is the total cost of the British Consular Service in Morocco?


The names and emoluments of British Consular officers in Morocco are as follow:

£ a year.
Mr. Consul-General Gurney 2,695
Mr. Vice-Consul Gardener 838
Mr. Vice-Consul Forester 626
Mr. Acting Vice-Consul Irving. 565
Tetuan: Mr. Consul Chafy 1,445
Laraiche: Mr. Vice-Consul Forde
Mr. Consul-General Edmonds 2,725
Mr. Vice-Consul Wikeley 830
Mr. Consul Bird 2,060
Mr. Vice-Consul Broome 990
Mr. Vice-Consul Ellison 1,065
Mazagan: Mr. Vice-Consul Spinney (acting allowance) 275
Marrakesh: Mr. Vice-Consul Cook 770
Saffi: Mr. Vice-Consul Webb
Mogador: Mr. Vice-Consul de Gruchy
Fez: Mr. Vice-Consul King 960

Mr. Forde, Mr. Spinney, Captain Webb and Major de Gruchy are not Consular officers of the established salaried service. His Majesty enjoys extra-territorial judicial rights and other special treaty privileges throughout Morocco, except at Tangier, and it is therefore necessary to maintain Consular Courts in most towns of importance in that country. The Consular establishment in Morocco is therefore somewhat larger than it would otherwise be. The total net cost of the Consular Service in Morocco is at present at the rate of £19,000 a year.