When asked "What is your last drawn salary?", is it appropriate to answer by stating one's salary expectation. I don't mean that I would pretend that I am making more (or less) than what I currently make, but I would clearly state that I expect to be compensated a certain amount for the position.
I ask because it has been stated that one reason this question is asked is to ascertain whether the candidate is "within budget". If my current salary falls within their budget but my expectation does not, answering with my current salary doesn't really [i]answer[/i] what is being asked. (Yes... lots of assumptions here.)