Sir F. HALL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will take steps to obtain such information as may be available from the British representatives in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, and Russia as to the salaries paid to the Ministers of State in those countries whose positions correspond to those held by Members of the British Cabinet; the extent to which such salaries are controlled by the representative Assemblies of the States in question; and if he will arrange for the information when ready to be circulated to the House as a White Paper?2140W
§ Mr. DALTON
I shall be happy to obtain this information and communicate it to the hon. and gallant Member. I do not, however, consider the information to be of sufficient general public importance to warrant the expense of preparing and publishing a White Paper.