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Washington Conference (British Delegation)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Prime Minister why the name of Sir Malcolm Delevingne, who was one of the delegates for the British Government at the Washington Conference of 1919, and has been a member of the governing body of the International Labour Office since its inception, does not appear on the present list of representatives; whether his place has been taken by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour; and, if so, why an official whose Parliamentary duties have already involved his leaving Geneva during the sitting of the Conference to return to this country has been appointed?

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Prime Minister on Thursday last in reply to a question by the hon. Member for East Edinburgh (Mr. Hogge).

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any and, if so, what dress allowance has been given to members of the secretariat accompanying the British delegates to Washington?

Outfit allowances have been authorised as follows for members of the secretariat accompanying the British delegates to Washington. Two-thirds of the actual vouched expenditure on outfit up to the following maximum limits which are in no case to be exceeded:

Higher division staff:
For those who have not previously received outfit allowance40
For those who have received outfits25
Clerks and stenographers:
For those who have not received outfits25
For those who have received outfits15
Messengers, etc. (if uniform not provided)10