HC Deb 25 June 1965 vol 714 cc275-6W
Mr. Derek Page

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many temporary appointments were made to British diplomatic posts in each of the last three years; and what was the status of such appointees.

Mr. Padley

From 1st January, 1962, to 31st December, 1964, the following temporary appointments were made to diplomatic posts in the Foreign Service.

1962 1963 1964
Counsellor 1
First Secretary 8 15 5
Second Secretary 1 5 2
Third Secretary 9 3

The appointments were for unestablished posts for periods ranging from three to five years. The officers concerned have the same status as established officers of equivalent rank.