§ 68. Earl WINTERTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that a great sense of insecurity exists among officers of the Civil Services on the West Coast of Africa; whether this is due to the fact that the conditions of service are liable to alteration at the discretion of the Governors; and whether he will consider the advisability of putting these officers on contracts of service similar in security to those enjoyed by the Indian Civil Service?
§ Lieut.-Colonel AMERY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. It is not the case that the conditions of service of West African officers are liable to alteration at the discretion of the Governors, except as regards minor details; and I am not aware that Indian Civil Service officers are in any better position than Colonial officers in this respect.