§ Mr. Woodburn
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the division of taxation as between direct taxation and indirect taxation in sterling and in percentage for the years 1941–2 and the subsequent years.
§ Sir J. Anderson
I assume my hon. Friend to be referring only to staff appointed from the United Kingdom to posts in the United States. Even in relation to that staff, fully accurate particulars of the pay and allowances actually in issue could not be obtained without extensive inquiries of the various Departments concerned. It is estimated, however, on the basis of the numbers in post last November, including Diplomatic and Consular Staffs and members of the Forces, that the pay and allowances of the staff defined amount to about £2,500,000 a year. U.N.N.R.A. is an international organisation, and I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the hon. and gallant Member for Ormskirk (Commander King-Hall) on 16th November and 20th December last.