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Report of the 488th Meeting of the Finance Committee
Appointment of Mr W. A. O’Brien, Superintendent of Works, to the Permanent Maintenance Staff; estimate for maintenance at Sidon War Cemetery due to settlement and damage to the structure that was caused by movement in the soil; cost for the construction of quarters for the Head Gardener at Brookwood Military Cemetery; expenditure on the printing and binding of Part 1, Volume V of “Their Name Liveth” which covered cemeteries in Italy and Greece; increases in rates of pay of United Kingdom based staff.
Commonwealth-Foreign Joint Committee
Appointment of Brigadier Irshad Ahmad Khan, Military Adviser to the High Commissioner for Pakistan in London, as Commonwealth Official Member for the Commonwealth-French Joint Committee.
Arrangements for the maintenance of Commonwealth war graves in Tanganyika under the Instrument of Agency for Tanganyika.
Approval of the design by Mr John Millard for the Memorial at Lobatsi, which was to be erected at the High Court Building at Lobatsi, and update on the construction of the memorial at Matsieng in Basutoland.
Financial arrangements for the maintenance of the 36th (Ulster) Division Memorial at Thiepval.
Authorisation for Brigadier Croxton Sillery Vale, Regional Director, Northern Region, to purchase a small piece of land at the rear of the Area Office premises at Caen.
Report on arrangements between the Commission and Austrian Federal Government for the permanent protection of Klagenfurt War Cemetery.
Commonwealth War Graves in the Republic of Indonesia
Report on the negotiations between the Commission and Indonesian Government for a War Graves Agreement; proposals concerning the regroupment of Commonwealth war graves in Indonesia to Ambon and Jakarta.
General Sir John Crocker GCB KBE DSO MC (Vice-Chairman of the Commission)
Mr H. F. Clark (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
Air Vice-Marshal A. M. Murdoch CB CBE (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
Mr R. L. Jermyn (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
Lieutenant-Colonel A. K. Sahukar (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Brigadier Irshad Ahmad Khan (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
Mr J. H. H. Vaughn (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
Mr J. W. T. Pritchard (Representing the Minister of Works)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore GCB DSO
The Rt. Hon. Lord Spens KBE
Sir Arthur Rucker KCMG CB CBE
Admiral Sir John Edelsten GCB GCVO CBE
Mr John Hogg TD
Mr W. J. Chalmers CBE (Director-General)
Sir Edward Maufe RA FRIBA (Chief Architect and Artistic Adviser)
Also in attendance:
Mr A. K. Pallot ((Assistant Secretary) Director of Finance and Establishments)
Major-General J. F. D. Steedman CBE MC (Director of Works)
Mr H. L. Simmons LLB (Legal Adviser and Solicitor)
Mr W. F. W. Harding OBE BSc (Chief Horticultural Officer)
Mr P. J. Cook