§ 36 and 37. Mr. Turton
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (1) how many established and unestablished officers, respectively, of the former Federal Public Service of Rhodesia and Nyasaland have been advised that the Territorial Governments are unable to offer them employment; and how many officers and employees have refused to avail themselves of offers of employment by the Territorial Government;
(2) what steps have been taken to investigate individual cases of hardship suffered by former Federal public servants in the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; and how many individual cases have been investigated.
§ Mr. Sandys
Out of a total of 35,000 former Federal officers and employees, about 400 established and 250 unestablished have not been offered employment by the Territorial Governments, and about 1,900 have declined to accept such offers. A Special Commissioner has been appointed to consider cases of hardship. The latest information is that since his appointment was announced on 31st January nineteen applications for assistance have been received. These are being investigated.