HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 cc205-6W
48. Mr. Tilney

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what representations he has made to the Government of Tanzania following that Government's repudiation of liability for the pensions of overseas civil servants who served the Governments of Tanganyika and Zanzibar before 1st July, 1961.

Mr. Prentice

No representations have been made to the Government of Tanzania since their Minister of Finance announced in his bugdet speech on 18th June that they would make no budgetary provision for these pensions.

As I informed the hon. Gentleman on 20th June, representations were made to the Tanzania Government on a number of occasions since the Finance Minister first announced in June, 1967, that the Tanzania Government intended to cease these payments. These representations regrettably proved unavailing.—[Vol. 766, cc. 174–6.]

49. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if he will seek to provide compensation to those British subjects recently deprived of their pensions by the Government of Tanzania; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Prentice

Yes. Arrangements are being made so that they will continue to receive payments without interruption, as explained in my replies to my hon. Friend the Member for Hampstead (Mr. Whitaker) and the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Mr. Tilney) on 20th June.—[Vol. 766, c.174–6.]

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