HC Deb 19 November 1952 vol 507 cc167-8W
83. Mr. H. Brooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action he proposes to take to fulfil the pledge given to Mr. N. I. Mindel, O.B.E., and other British expatriate officers that, on their retirement from the Colonial Administration Service in Palestine, the pensions awarded to them by the British Government would be guaranteed by that Government, seeing that instead of receiving payment from the British Government in Palestine pounds at parity with sterling, as heretofore, they are now being offered payment by the Government of Israel in a depreciated currency.

Mr. Lyttelton

This matter is being considered, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as I am in a position to make a statement.