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Missions And Conferences, Foreign Countries

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many persons have visited foreign countries during the present year by instructions of the Foreign Office; and the names of the persons, and how much has been paid to each person for subsistence allowance and travelling expenses?

The number of individual journeys undertaken during the current year by the heads of His Majesty's Missions abroad and their staffs, under instructions of the Foreign Office, including journeys on appointment or transfer from one post to another, amounts to 405, and the total cost to £26,616. These expenses consist of the actual cost of travel, including luggage charges and subsistence allowance. The individual journeys to Geneva for meetings of the League of Nations during the current year number 115, and the cost, including subsistence allowance, amounts to £1,866, Journeys to other places for conferences, etc., number 113 at a cost of £2,543.