§ Sir W. Darling
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many of his British officers are employed in temporary engagements; and on how long notice such engagements are usually terminable.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I could not give accurate figures without consulting all the colonial governments by whom the officers are employed. Most officers serving on temporary terms are engaged by the governments of the Colonial Territories in which they live, but as far as officers recruited in this country or in other Commonwealth countries are concerned, I estimate that about 4,000 are employed in temporary engagements.
Temporary engagements are usually terminable by the officer or by the colonial government on giving three months' notice or by paying one month's salary.