§ Mr. Teeling
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how often consuls general, consuls and vice-consuls in France are paid their salaries and their allowances; whether the rates of these allowances have been agreed in all cases, and if not, which have not yet been agreed; and how long have the consuls general, consuls and vice-consuls, whose allowances have not yet been agreed, been in their present posts and without their pay or allowances or both.
§ Mr. Bevin
In general, consular officers receive their salary and allowances monthly, either in the form of advances, or as final payments. Basic salaries have been fixed in all cases, and so also have allowances, with the exception of the Consul and two Vice-Consuls at Bordeaux, a Vice-Consul at Paris, and a Vice-Consul at Toulouse. These officers have, however, been drawing advances to cover their current requirements.