§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of the 864 interest-free car loans to members of the Diplomatic Service outstanding on 28th February 1977 were to officers on their first posting overseas.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
Of the car loans which were in process of repayment on 28th February 1977, 317 were made to officers on their first posting overseas. A further 187 officers who were posted overseas for the first time in the two years leading up to this date did not apply for car loans.