§ 55. Mr. Longbottom
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many extra posts have been established since October, 1964, in British High Commissions and Embassies in developing countries to be held either by members of the Ministry of Overseas Development or of the Diplomatic Service.
§ Mr. Padley
I have been asked to reply also on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. Since October, 1964, four such posts have been created in British High Commissions and three in British Embassies. As was explained to the hon. Member in reply to a similar Question on 23rd February, all overseas development posts in our missions overseas are on the establishment of the Diplomatic Service, but arrangements exist for officers from the Ministry of Overseas Development to be seconded to the Diplomatic Service to fill these posts in appropriate cases.