§ Mr. Bottomley
asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation by what criterion a distinction is drawn between officers in the service of the Northern Rhodesian Government granted expatriate status and officers who are denied this status.
§ Mr. R. Carr
In the public service of Northern Rhodesia, the distinction between officers who are recognised as expatriates and those who are not so recognised has significance mainly because recognition is one of the qualifications for eligibility to be designated under the Overseas Service Aid Scheme Agreement between the United Kingdom and Northern Rhodesia Governments and thus become entitled to the benefits of the Scheme.
In order to be recognised as an expatriate for Overseas Service Aid Scheme purposes an officer's circumstances are judged by reference to the following definition which has been agreed between the United Kingdom and Northern Rhodesia Governments after consultations with Staff Association representatives:
"I.An officer in the Public Service of the Government of Northern Rhodesia on the 1st November, 1961,1. who was recruited—
- (a) prior to the 23rd of October, 1953, from outside Northern Rhodesia; or
- (b) on or after that date, from outside the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasa-land; or
2. who was recruited to a post in Government Service carrying overseas passage privileges(a) from the service—
to which he was originally recruited from outside Africa, and in the course of which he was entitled to periodical leave of absence outside Africa with paid passage rights; or
- (i) of one of the Governments of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; or
- (ii) of a local authority or statutory board within the Federation; or
- (iii) of an organisation within the Federation which comes under the con-
76 trol of any of the Governments of the Federation; and
(b) on his release within the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from the Armed Forces of the Crown into which he had been originally attested outside Africa and who, on his release from the Armed Forces, was entitled to be repatriated to a country outside Africa; or
(c)(i) from other employment to which he had not more than three years immediately prior to the date of his appointment to the service of the Government of Northern Rhodesia been recruited from outside Africa; or
(ii) having been recruited to such other employment from outside Africa more than three years prior to his appointment to the service of the Government of Northern Rhodesia he was entitled under the conditions of such employment to periodical leave of absence outside Africa with paid passage rights;
Provided that in each case he did not enter the service of any other employer or enter into any trade, business or profession on his own account between the date of his release from such other service or employment and the date of his appointment to the service of the Government of Northern Rhodesia; or
II. an officer who originated and is recruited from outside Africa to the Public Service of the Government of Northern Rhodesia after the 1st November, 1961, on the terms applicable to expatriate officers and who has his permanent home outside Africa."
The criteria by which a distinction is drawn between officers recognised or not recognised as expatriate for purposes other than the determination of eligibility for designation under the Overseas Service Aid Scheme, e.g., for determining eligibility for overseas passages, are the responsibility of the Northern Rhodesia Government.