HC Deb 28 January 1959 vol 598 c109W
101. Colonel Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the daily allowance in dollars given to United Kingdom delegates to the United Nations when in New York; when this figure was fixed; how it was arrived at; what it is intended to provide for; and when it was last reviewed.

Mr. R. Allan

United Kingdom delegates to meetings of the United Nations in New York receive the actual cost of hotel accommodation within reasonable limits and, in addition, a daily allowance of $11.66. It was fixed in 1954 and takes into account the special expenses which senior delegates are likely to incur. It includes such things as meals and incidental expenses. All subsistence allowances paid in New York are now being reviewed.