§ Mr. Eggar
The honorary consul in Nice receives an honorarium of £800 per annum. In addition, he is entitled to a refund of expenditure incurred on official business, including postage, telephone calls and travel. He receives 397W allowances of £175 per annum to cover the cost of secretarial assistance, and £190 per annum for entertainment expenses.
The post of honorary consul in Perpignan is currently unoccupied.
§ Mr. Rost
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what rent is currently paid in respect of(a) office costs and (b) residential accommodation for his Department's staff based in Marseilles; and what allowance is currently paid to honorary consuls in (a) Nice and (b) Perpignan to cover office and residential costs.
§ Mr. Eggar
Her Majesty's Government own the British consulate-general offices in Marseilles, and currently pay £10,200 annually for a maintenance and service charge and for car parking spaces.
The consul-general's residence is owned by Her Majesty's Government. That of Her Majesty's consul is rented at an annual cost of £8,400, including a condominium charge.
The honorary consuls in Nice and Perpignan receive no allowances for office and residential rents.