HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c112W
82. Mr. Philips Price

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that in some countries in the Near and Middle East the rise in prices has been such that the salaries of British diplomatic and consular officials have been considerably reduced in real value: and whether he will undertake a review to remedy this situation.

Mr. McNeil

The salaries of diplomatic and consular officials are on fixed scales, but foreign allowances are assigned in addition A general review of these allowances is at present taking place, and in fact allowances for certain posts in the Middle East have been recommended by inspecting officers and are under consideration in my Department and at the Treasury, while other posts in these areas are now being visited.

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