60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 541 -JULY 5, 1946 prior to such designation, has served as ambassador or minister, hav- ing previously been legally appointed to serve as a diplomatic, consular, or Foreign Service officer of the United States. Salaries, Foreign Service officers: For salaries of Foreign Service officers, including compensation while receiving instructions and train- ing in the United States and while making direct transits between places of residence, when appointed, and posts of assignment, at the commencement and termination of periods of official service; and sal- aries of Foreign Service officers or vice consuls while acting as charges d'affaires ad interim or while in charge of a consulate general or con- sulate during the absence of the principal officer (22 U. S . C. 20); $6,450,000. Transportation, Foreign Service: To pay the traveling expenses of diplomatic, consular, and Foreign Service officers, and other employees of the Foreign Service, including Foreign Service inspec- tors, and under such regulations as the Secretary of State may pre- scribe, of their families and expenses of transportation of effects, in going to and returning from their posts, including automobiles as authorized by the Act of April 30, 1940 (5 U. S . C . 73c), and storage of effects while such officers or employees are absent from their per- manent posts of duty or are assigned to posts to which, because of emergency conditions as determined by the Secretary of State, they cannot take their effects, including expenses in connection with leaves of absence; attendance at trade and other conferences and congresses under orders of the Secretary of State as authorized by the Act approved February 23, 1931 (22 U. S . C . 16, 17); preparation and transportation of the remains of those officers and employees of the Foreign Service (including their families), who have died or may die abroad or in transit during the period of the employment of such officers and employees, to their former homes in this country or to a place not more distant for interment, and for the ordinary expenses of such interment, and also for payment under the provisions of sec- tion 1749 of the Revised Statutes (22 U. S . C . 130) of allowances to the widows or heirs at law of Diplomatic, Consular, and Foreign Service officers of the United States dying in foreign countries in the discharge of their duties; $1,915,700: Provided, That this appropria- tion shall be available also for the authorized subsistence expenses of Consular and Foreign Service officers while on temporary detail under commission. Foreign Service quarters: For rent, heat, fuel, light, gas, and elec- tricity for the Foreign Service for offices, buildings, and grounds, and, as authorized by the Act approved June 26, 1930 (5 U.S . C. 118a), and the Act of May 3, 1945 (Public Law 48), for living quar- ters and allowances for living quarters, $5,219,000: Provided, That payment for rent may be made in advance: Provided further, That the Secretary of State may enter into leases for such offices, buildings grounds, and living quarters for periods not exceeding ten years and without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S . C. 5): Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for allowances for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light, in an amount exceeding $4,000 for an ambassador, minister, or charge d'affaires, and not exceeding $2,000 for any other Foreign Service officer, except that such limitations shall not apply to Foreign Service posts at Cairo, London, Ankara, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Panama, and Habana. Cost of living allowances, Foreign Service: To provide for post allowances authorized by the Act of May 3, 1945 (Public Law 48), $3,360,000. 80634° -4 7-PT. --- 29 449 Post,p. 1036 . Post, p. 620 . 54 Stat. 174. Leaves of absence. 46 Stat. 1209, 1210. 22 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 16, 17. Post, p. 1038. Transportation of remains of personnel dying abroad. Post, p. 1036. Subsistence while on temporary detail. Post, p. 620 . 46 Stat. 818; 59 Stat. 102. 22 U. S. C., Supp. V, §i la-16, 23a-21. Post, p. 1037 et seq. Advance payment of rent. Leases. Post, p. 809 . Limitations. Exceptions. Post, p. 620. 59 Stat. 102. 22 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§la-16, 23a-24. Post, p. 1037 et U9.