§ Mr. Tebbit
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the appointment of Sir Peter Ramsbotham to the Governship of Bermuda is a promotion.
§ Dr. Owen
The jobs of governors and ambassadors cannot be compared in terms of grade or rank. Sir P. Ramsbotham is a Grade 1 officer in the Diplomatic Service and will remain a Grade 1 officer, though he will be on secondment to the Government of Bermuda which is responsible for paying his salary and allowances.