HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 c1281
6. Mr. Day

asked the Prime Minister the number of officers and /or constables of British nationality now serving in the Egyptian City Police who still require to have their services terminated under the terms of the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance with Egypt; and whether these officers and men will be entitled to compensation as well as a pension at the end of their services?

Mr. Butler

There are at present serving in the Egyptian City Police 25 officers and 77 constables of British nationality whose contracts have not yet been terminated. Those who have qualified for pensions have already been compensated under the terms of Egyptian Law No. 28 of 1923. Those who have not qualified for pensions and have therefore not already received compensation will receive a gratuity of one month's pay for each year of service (subject to a maximum of 12 months' pay) and effective repatriation expenses.

Mr. Day

May we be informed whether arrangements have been made to absorb these officers and men into other British forces?

Mr. Butler

I know there have been arrangements in some cases, and if the hon. Member will put down a specific question, I will give him an answer.