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Asian Civil Servants

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will receive a delegation from the Asians' Postal Union, the Railway Asian Union, and the East African High Commission Asian Staff Association to consider their complaints about their future conditions of service.

The position of the Asian civil servants in East Africa is a serious and difficult matter which I am urgently considering in consultation with the East African Governments and Administrations. As soon as I can usefully do so I will willingly see a delegation of the recognised Asian staff associations.