§ 45. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Minister of Overseas Development is she is aware that on 25th January the Government of Malawi stated that they would not take responsibility for the pensions of non-designated civil servants appointed before 51W national independence; what action she will take to safeguard their position; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Oram
The statement made by Dr. Banda to which I think my hon. Friend refers dealt not with pensions but with a claim to designation and compensation as designated officers from a small number of expatriate civil servants in Malawi. The pensions of these officers are covered by the Public Officers Agreement and are so safeguarded by Her Majesty's Government.