§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what developments he can report towards the refunding of contributions to British citizens by the General Organisation for Social Insurance in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the March 1987 Saudi royal decree removing expatriates from the social insurance system; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The refund of the General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI) contributions is a matter for the Saudi Arabian authorities. HM ambassador in Saudi Arabia is doing everything he properly can to hasten the refund of these contributions. He (and other ambassadors there) call periodically on the Saudi Minister responsible for the GOSI matters to underline our wish to see that these claims are settled as soon as possible.