§ 15. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what action is being taken by her Department to increase the availability of surveyors for work needed overseas, especially in the West Indies.
§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
Is the right hon. Lady aware that I have information that there is a shortage? Will she consider consulting professional bodies and others which have done such excellent work, such as Voluntary Service Overseas, to see whether individuals could not be made available to fill the gap?
§ Mrs. Hart
I have before me complete details of the existing vacancies and the recruitment efforts that we are making. Broadly, where there are vacancies, we are able to recruit, but the process is bound to take a short time. If the hon. Gentleman would like more information about this, I will gladly send it to him.
§ Mr. Speaker
Order. Unfortunately, the hon. Gentleman was not here when his Question was answered with No. 3.