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Burma (British Civil Servants)

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Burma whether he is in a position to make a statement concerning the future status of British civil servants in Burma.

I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the conditions of service of European officers who continue to serve in Burma after the transfer of power. As regards officers under the control of the Secretary of State, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made this afternoon by the Prime Minister. The conditions of service of officers not under the control of the Secretary of State have for some years been determined by the Government of Burma on their own responsibility and the future terms of service for such officers will be for negotiation between them and the Government of Burma.