HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 cc56-7W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information whether he will give the names, salaries and duties of members of his staff serving abroad, other than those transferred from His Majesty's diplomatic and consular offices?

Sir E. Grigg

The list of Press Attaches, Assistant Press Attaches and officers who perform similar functions, employed by the Ministry of Information in foreign countries is given below. Press Attaches are authorised to engage secretarial staff according to the needs of the post. As regards salaries, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on nth October. The duties of these officers are to see that the British case is effectively presented in foreign countries by all available means and especially to maintain contact with the local Press; these duties they carry out under the general supervision of His Majesty's representatives abroad.

In a number of other places His Majesty's representatives are assisted in a similar way by paid officers of a lower rank than those mentioned above, or by resident British subjects who give their services without remuneration.

Following is the list:

  • Athens—Mr. D. Wallace, Mr. G. M. Young, Mr. D. Abercrombie, Mr. J. O. Catford.
  • Belgrade—Mr. S. L. Childs, Mr. J. Amery.
  • Zagreb—Mr. S. Clissold, Mr. John Evans.
  • Berne—Mr. Daniels.
  • Brussels—Mr. de Sausmarez, Mr. Ackroyd.
  • Bucharest—Mr. A. G. Pember.
  • Budapest—Mr. Redward, Mr. R. M. Macgregor.
  • Copenhagen—Mr. R. B. Turnbull.
  • The Hague—The Earl of Chichester.
  • Helsingfors—Mr. K. Kenney.
  • Lisbon—Mr. M. Cheke.
  • Madrid—Mr. T. W. Pears, Mr. R. H. Papworth.
  • Oslo—Mr. R. Kenney, Mr. Parratt.
  • Paris—Sir C. Mendl, Major Hamilton, Mr. Philip Carr, Mr. J. Sandford, Mr. Noble Hall, Madame Lespagnol, M.B.E.
  • Sofia—Major G. H. F. Abraham, Mr. N. Davis.
  • Stockholm—Mr. P. T. R. Tennant, Mr. M. Evans, Mr. Leadbitter.
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  • Rome—Mr. Munro, Dr. Cremona, Mr. Sharp.
  • Bogota—Mr. E. F. Wise.
  • Buenos Aires—Mr. S. R. Robertson, Mr. H. Brissenden.
  • Caracas—Mr. J. Miller.
  • Guatemala (for Central America)—Mr. H. W. Foote.
  • Havana—Mr. Chisholme.
  • La Paz—Mr. A. Ashton.
  • Lima—Mr. L. Selle, Mr. Farrer.
  • Montevideo—Mr. Mclnirey.
  • Rio Be Janiero—Mr. A. Abbott, Mr. da Silva, Mr. Church.
  • Santiago—Mr. Revel Dick.
  • Aden—Mr. Stewart Perowne, Miss Freya Stark.
  • Angora—Mr. Tristram, Mr. Baker.
  • Bagdad—Mr. Ernest Main.
  • Cairo—Mr. Reginald Da vies, Mr. F. J. Bradshaw.
  • Tehran—Miss Lambton.
  • Tunis—Mrs. Van der Zee.
  • Tangier—Col. Ellis.
  • Hong Kong—(Far Eastern Bureau)—Mr. R. H. Scott, Mr. H. Vere Redman.
  • Batavia—Mr. Collins.