§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs at 67W Stormont have been transferred or prematurely retired since he assumed his present office; which officials have been posted or attached thereto from Great Britain in the same period; and why.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
No officer has been prematurely retired; one officer on extended service retired before the end of his period of extension when the need for his post ceased. One officer was transferred to another Department. Two officers have been on loan from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to assist in the setting-up of a Department of Public Prosecutions but one has returned and the other will do so at the end of October. One officer is on loan from the Home Office to assist in connection with the forthcoming local elections in Northern Ireland.