§ 62. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether he is now in a position to assess the employment prospects of the remaining British pensionable officers in the Tanzanian public service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Prentice
The Tanzania Government were informed in July that the British Government would continue to provide support, under the Overseas Service Aid Scheme, for pensionable officers up to the end of their current tours of service or to a later date if that was necessary to enable them to give the proper period of notices prescribed by the Compensation Scheme, plus in each case the period of terminal leave standing to their credit. The Tanzania Government have since stated that they propose to invite selected pensionable officers to continue in their service after the British Government's support has been finally withdrawn; such continued service to be on terms equivalent with those now available under the Overseas Service Aid Scheme but on the basis of contract, and not pensionable, employment. I have as yet no information about the individual officers to whom this invitation is to be extended.