§ Mr. Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many requests his Department has received, since the independence of Aden and South-West Arabia, from British subjects formerly employed as Government servants in that area, of all categories and nationalities, for assistance in obtaining regular payment of their pensions or of payment of terminal grants and lump sums due to them.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
Specific requests have been received from or on behalf of about 100 persons who were British subjects or British Protected Persons immediately before Independence. Others have expressed their concern informally or to British diplomatic missions abroad, but I cannot state the number of these. A proportion of these petitioners has now acquired Southern Yemen nationality and no longer has British status.