HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c569W
Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will arrange for United Kingdom policemen seconded to supervise the elections in Southern Rhodesia who sustain death or injury to be entitled to at least as large compensation as they would be in similar circumstances in the United Kingdom from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Mr. Whitelaw

[pursuant to his reply, 20 February 1980, c. 191–2]: My noble Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has undertaken that, in the event of a police officer sustaining a criminal injury during his period of secondment in Rhodesia, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will make an ex-gratia payment on the lines of that which might have been awarded under the criminal injuries compensation scheme had the injury been sustained in the United Kingdom.