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Civil Servants (Representations)

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reply he has made to the representations of the Tanganyika Overseas Recruited Asian Government Servants' Union about their future conditions of service.

I informed the representatives of this union when I met representatives of all the Asian Civil Servants' Associations in Tanganyika, in Dar-es-Salaam on 30th March, that before independence is granted to Tanganyika I would honour the undertaking given in Colonial No. 306 and reaffirmed in Command 1193 that the interests of certain categories of overseas pensionable officers appointed to the service of territorial Governments otherwise than by selection by the Secretary of State would not be overlooked. I am giving earnest and urgent consideration to this question.