§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the daily dollar allowance for senior civil servants visiting New York and Washington.
§ Mr. Maudling
Senior civil servants visiting New York and Washington for short periods on official business are entitled to a subsistence allowance payable in dollars and in addition may draw up to half of their net salary in dollars. The daily subsistence rates are as follows:
— First 28 nights in one place Thereafter $ $ Under-Secretary and above 17.50 14.00 Other officers down to senior executive officer 14.00 11.00
Under these arrangements an Assistant Secretary would be entitled to draw the equivalent of about £6 a day; a Permanent Secretary about £10.