§ Mr. Wall
asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether he is aware that the action of the Tanzanian Government in stopping the payment of pensions to Tanganyika pensioners resident in Rhodesia is a breach of the Public Officers' Agreement signed by Her Majesty's Government and the Tanzanian Government; and what steps are now being taken by Her Majesty's Government to ensure that these pensions are paid.
§ Mr. Oram
I understand that the Tanzania Government is prepared to pay pensions due to residents in Rhodesia into blocked accounts in Dar-es-Salaam. Arrangements have been made to pay loan advances to these pensioners from United Kingdom funds to meet arrears and current pension entitlements for as long as remittances are interrupted.