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Medical Research Committee (Joint Secretaryship)

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the sum of £15,000 provided under Item 131 in the Colonial Research Reports for 1946–47, for the appointment of a joint secretary of the Colonial Medical Research Committee, is to be expended in salary alone, or whether it covers any other expenses.

The figure of £15,000 has been provided to cover the salary of the officer in question for three years, and to enable him to travel extensively during that time in the Colonial Empire. Such travel will be a very important part of his functions and £6,000 has been included to cover this. The figure also includes provision for the salaries of a senior temporary assistant and of a shorthand typist, and for contingencies.