HC Deb 08 November 1954 vol 532 c108W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the daily dollar allowance for senior civil servants visiting New York and Washington.

Mr. Maudling

Senior civil servants visiting New York and Washington for short periods on official business are entitled to a subsistence allowance payable in dollars and in addition may draw up to half of their net salary in dollars. The daily subsistence rates are as follows:

First 28 nights in one place Thereafter
$ $
Under-Secretary and above 17.50 14.00
Other officers down to senior executive officer 14.00 11.00

Under these arrangements an Assistant Secretary would be entitled to draw the equivalent of about £6 a day; a Permanent Secretary about £10.