HC Deb 15 July 1964 vol 698 c228W
51. Sir E. Errington

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he has made to reimburse military personnel who were discharged from Ghana without any, or any adequate, notice for their loss of post and inconvenience; and what part of such reimbursement has been paid by Her Majesty's Government and by the Government of Ghana, respectively.

Mr. Ramsden

I have arranged for military personnel who were seconded to Ghana and summarily expelled in 1961 to receive tax-free ex-gratia payments from United Kingdom funds ranging from £75 to £200 according to rank and whether accompanied by their families. The Government of Ghana has not met any of the cost of these ex-gratia payments.

The following table shows the various rates.

Rank Unaccompanied officers and men Married accompanied officers and men
£ £
Colonels/ Lieutenant-Colonels 100 200
Majors 85 170
Captains/Lieutenants 75 150
Other ranks 75 150