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High Commission Designate (Staff)

Volume 650: debated on Thursday 30 November 1961

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63.

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how many officers with a rank of second secretary and above have been appointed to the British High Commission designate in Tanganyika; how many of these officers, and of what rank, have previously served in British Colonial Territories in Africa or in Commonwealth Relations posts in Africa; and in what capacities, in which territories, and for how long they so served.

Eight, of whom five have previously served in Africa. The details are as follows:

High Commissioner: As First Secretary in the High Commission in South Africa for 44 years; also in Central Africa for a short period as Assistant Secretary to the Rhodesias Nyasaland Commission.
Deputy High Commissioner: As Principal in the High Commission Territories for 2 years, and as First Secretary in the High Commission in South Africa for 1 year.
First Secretary: As Principal seconded to the Nyasaland Government for 20 months.
Principal Information Officer: As Principal Information Officer in Tanganyika for 34 years.
Senior Information Officer: As Senior Information Officer in Tanganyika for 2¾ years.