§ Mr. Tilney
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, when negotiating the Public Officers' Agreements with independent territories, pensions associations were consulted.
§ Mr. Maudling
The pensions provisions of Public Officers' Agreements reflect the undertakings given by Her Majesty's Government in Colonial 306. Some pensions and staff associations have made their views known to Her Majesty's Government at the time of discussion on the content of particular Agreements, and those views have always been taken into account.