HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 cc725-6
13. Mr. Tilney

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether, following the request by the Government of Tanzania to Her Majesty's Government to assume responsibility for the pensions of those expatriate officers who served under the colonial régime in Tanganyika, he will assure all such pensioners that there will be no hiatus in the payment of their pensions.

Mr. Oram

The Tanzanian Government have said that, without prejudice to the outcome of their representations, they are continuing provisions for pensions payments to their Estimates for 1967–68,which have now been approved.

Mr. Tilney

Is it not true that the Government of Tanzania hope, and have so requested, that the British Government will take over the pensions awarded before independence?

Mr. Oram

They have made representations to that effect. Pending the discussions which will result, I am confident that the Government of Tanzania will continue to honour their obligations.

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