HC Deb 10 February 1932 vol 261 c865W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which Colonial Governors have accepted a reduction in their emoluments since the recent financial crisis, together with the amounts?


The Governors of all Colonies in which a temporary levy on the salaries of public officials has been found necessary have accepted reductions in their own salaries on a corresponding scale it would be some-what misleading to give a list, as in many Colonies where the question of a levy is or has been under consideration, details of the scheme are not, yet available. It will be realised that the savings secured by these reductions accrue to the funds of the respective Colonies, from which the Governors' salaries are paid. The salary of the High Commissioner for Iraq, and part of the salary of the Governor of Malta, which are paid from home funds, are subject to a reduction of 10 per cent. in present circumstances.