HC Deb 19 May 1977 vol 932 c271W
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.

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