HC Deb 15 May 1952 vol 500 c157W
127. Mr. Erroll

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what reductions there have been in the British Civil Service staff at present in Delhi working for British Government Departments since 6th December; and what further reductions are proposed.

Mr. J. Foster

During the financial year ended 31st March, 1952, the number of posts for United Kingdom-based civil servants working for Government Departments in Delhi was reduced by 11. This reduction, which included the elimination of three posts of senior administrative grade, was achieved before the 6th December last. Since that date the numbers of United Kingdom-based staff employed in Delhi have again been reviewed, but I am not aware of any proposals for further reductions.