§ 53. Mr. Berkeley
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how many officers there are in the United Kingdom diplomatic missions in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone, respectively; and how many officers in these missions, and of what rank, have previously served in British Colonial Territories in Africa.
§ Mr. Sandys
There are 16 Commonwealth Service officers of Administrative grade serving in the British High Commissions in West Africa—8 of them in Nigeria, 5 in Ghana and 3 in Sierra Leone. Of these 16, 3—a High Commissioner, a Deputy High Commissioner and a Counsellor—have had previous service in British Colonial Territories in Africa: another 3 have served in other C.R.O. posts in Africa. Over one-third, therefore, of the C.R.O. administrative staff in West Africa have had previous government service in Africa.