§ Mr. Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many interpreters employed with the United Kingdom High Commissions in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan have been dismissed during 1972 so far, and for what offences.
§ Mr. Kershaw
No interpreters have been dismissed from our Missions in India and Bangladesh so far this year.
In Pakistan, Her Majesty's Embassy at Islamabad has dismissed a total of seven interpreters. The employment of four was terminated on grounds of unsatisfactory service. Three were dismissed for misconduct. At Her Majesty's Consulate-General, Lahore, the complement of five interpreters were discharged when the immigration section there was closed. Three were subsequently re-employed.