§ 24. Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what experience of Middle East politics and knowledge of Middle Eastern langauges are held by the former Counsellor of Her Majesty's Embassy in Belgrade, whom he 64W appointed recently to be Head of the British Middle East Office, with headquarters in Cyprus, an appointment which is now known as Political Adviser to the Chiefs of Staff in the Middle East; and what salary and expenses attach to this appointment.
§ 25. Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why he appointed the former acting Head of the British Middle East Office as Head of the British Information Services in New York; what knowledge this person has of Press matters; how often he has been in the United States of America for official purposes, and for how long: and what salary and expenses attach to this appointment.
§ Mr. Nutting
Details of the careers of these Foreign Service officers are to be found in the Foreign Office list, a copy of which is available to my hon. and gallant Friend in the Library. My right hon. Friend has the fullest confidence in the two officers concerned and he is satisfied that they possess the necessary qualifications for their posts.
The Head of the Political Office with the Middle East Forces receives an annual salary of £2,700 and a foreign allowance of £2,090 per annum. The officer who has been appointed Head of the British Information Services in New York will receive an annual salary of £2,100 and a foreign allowance of £3,715 per annum.