HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 cc160-1W
86. Mr. R. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which officials of the Colonial Civil Service require permission before being allowed to take their wives with them on their tour of duty in the Colonies; on what guiding principles this permission is given; and how far this rule applies to American technicians working in the Colonies under the Economic Co-operation Administration plan.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The conditions vary between different territories, but broadly permission, which is in the discretion of the Colonial Government, is required for all officers of the Colonial Service on first appointment to African territories. In granting or withholding permission the main considerations are the availability of suitable accommodation and the nature of the duties which the officer may be called upon to perform. The same principles apply to American technicians.

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