§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department has made to secure the return of pension moneys paid to the Saudi Government by British workers once employed in Saudi Arabia; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The British embassy in Riyadh has assisted British claimants to secure refunds of personal154W contributions from the Saudi Arabian general social insurance scheme (GOSI). It has persuaded the Saudi authorities to ensure that the terms for obtaining a refund are clearly and widely publicised. It has continued to urge GOSI to deal with requests quickly. The embassy has followed up the cases of individuals who have experienced difficulty in obtaining their entitlement.