HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 cc8-9W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what arrangements have been made for readjustments in the service of the staff of the Colonial Office, in view of its reduced responsibilities resulting from the extensions of independence to Colonial Territories.

Mr. Sandys

The staff of the Colonial Office are members of the Home Civil Service and are therefore eligible for transfer to other Home Departments. During recent years staff have been so transferred as the functions of the Office have contracted. This process will continue.