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Embassies And Consulates, Africa (Staff)

Volume 649: debated on Monday 20 November 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal how many officers with a rank of second secretary and above in the British embassies and consulates in African countries have previously served in British Colonial Territories in Africa; and where, in what capacities, and for how long they so served.

Out of 132 such officers now in Africa, ten have previously served in British Colonial Territories in Africa, in the following places and capacities and for the periods indicated:

  • (1) Somaliland, Police Service 1947–1960.
  • (2) Northern Rhodesia, District Commissioner, 1960–61.
  • (3) Nigeria, Administrative Officer, 1948–1961.
  • (4) Tanganyika, Administrative Officer, 1955–1961.
  • (5) Nigeria, Administrative Officer, 1950–1961.
  • (6) Southern Rhodesia, High Court and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1952–1959.
  • (7) Southern Rhodesia, Administrative Service, 1958–1961.
  • (8) Sudan, Political Service, 1942–1954.
  • (9) Sudan, Political Service, 1947–1951.
  • (10) Tanganyika, Administrative Officer, up to 1952.