HC Deb 03 December 1951 vol 494 c191W
86. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Transport if he will state the number of people employed by his Department in Egypt, together with their salaries, designations and duties.

Mr. Maclay

My Department employs the following people in Egypt:

No. Designation Salary Scale (a)
1 Sea Transport Officer, Grade I £1,100–£1,285
3 Sea Transport Officers, Grade II £690–£915(b)
4 Sea Transport Officers, Grade HI £385–£675
2 Higher Executive Officers £715–£865
3 Executive Officers £250–£700(c)
2 Storekeepers £370–£460

In addition my Department normally employs about 25 clerical and 80 industrial staff who are recruited locally.

This staff is responsible in the Middle East for:

  1. (1) the supervision and handling of troopships carrying Service personnel and their families to and from theatres in the Middle East area, and those calling at Port Said or Suez en route to other destinations;
  2. (2) the movement of Government stores by sea from the Middle East; and
  3. (3) the custody and maintenance of a stock of sea transport stores (bedding, troop fittings, cargo gear, etc.) to meet Service requirements.


(a) The officers, in addition to their salaries receive Foreign Service allowances on the scales accorded to United Kingdom based Civil Servants serving abroad.

(b) Includes one Sea Transport Officer, Grade II who has been engaged temporarily for duties arising from the present emergency.

(c) Includes one Executive Officer retained temporarily for duties arising from the present emergency.