HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 c57W
Mr. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the retiring age for British ambassadors; and how many have been doyen of the diplomatic corps in foreign capitals in recent years.

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

The normal retiring age for ambassadors is sixty. Twenty-nine British ambassadors have been doyens of the diplomatic corps in various capitals since 1945.