HC Deb 06 June 1951 vol 488 cc1002-3
30. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what conditions of service are being offered to former personnel of the Overseas Food Corporation who are taken into the Colonial Service; and to what extent length of previous service in East Africa is taken into account.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Staff secured from the Overseas Food Corporation would be engaged on the terms applicable to other overseas officers, which take into account experience relevant to the duties of the posts for which they are selected. Some education staff have been taken on by the Tanganyika Government for the remainder of their tours of duty at existing salaries.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Can knowledge of a local language, for instance, also be taken into account?

Mr. Griffiths

I am sure that it would be by the Government.