HC Deb 15 December 1964 vol 704 c183
1. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what plans she has for providing alternative employment for European officials who will shortly be redundant in Zambia.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Overseas Development (Mr. Albert E. Oram)

Such officers are welcome to register with the Overseas Services Resettlement Bureau, which can help them to obtain employment in Britain, and those who wish may be considered by my Ministry for further employment overseas.

Mr. Digby

Is the Minister aware that since this Question was put down there have been Press reports that a well-known civil servant has been dismissed, that this will increase the feeling of uncertainty and that the Answer which he has just given will not allay it very much?

Mr. Oram

I do not think that the general facilities are affected by the unfortunate case to which the hon. Gentleman refers.