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Usa (British Representation)

Volume 467: debated on Friday 22 July 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the total outlay in dollars on British Government representation and services; and the total numbers employed therein in the United States of America, as compared with a year ago.

The total administrative expenditure incurred by His Majesty's Government in the United States of America on all aspects of British Government representation and services is estimated at seven million dollars for 1949. This includes the cost of such bodies as the United Kingdom Delegation to the United Nations. The total number employed in the United States of America on 31st May, 1949, the latest date for which information is available, was 1,618; the corresponding figure for 31st May, 1948, was 1,682.