HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc200-1W
113. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what monthly dollar allowance is now allowed British officials in Japan and for what purpose; whether such allowance varies with rank; and how it compares with dollar allowances for British officials in the United States of America.

Mr. Ernest Davies

British officials in Japan are granted an allowance of four dollars a month for the purpose of paying for visits to an American cinema. The allowance does not vary with rank and is not comparable with allowances paid in the United States of America which are designed to cover maintenance and official entertainment.