§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list(a) the professional discipline, (b) the duties and responsibilities and (c) the annual cost to the Overseas Development Administration, including the cost of offices and support staff, of each of the technical co-operation officers working in the field of banking, finance insurance and/or taxation in (i) Anguilla, (ii) the Cayman Islands, (iii) Montserrat and (iv) the Turks and Caicos Islands; and if he will place a copy of the job description of each of those posts in the Library.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
There are four such posts filled by technical co-operation officers in the Turks and Caicos Islands, all in the general finance field; two in Montserrat, one in finance and the other in taxation; and none in Anguilla or the Cayman Islands.633W
The cost of offices and support staff are met by the host Governments. The cost to the Overseas Development Administration of each officer depends on individual personal circumstances but the average cost, including salary and accommodation and air fares, is approximately £70,000 per annum.
A note containing the terms of reference for each post has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.