§ 5. Mr. Palmer
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what steps have been taken by her Department to verify the cost of living and housing, education and hospital arrangements for United Kingdom engineers and other technical experts who accept temporary secondment from their normal employment for work in newly independent countries with which Great Britain has technical agreements.
§ Mr. Palmer
Does my hon. Friend appreciate that failure to attend to these matters is resulting in certain cases in staff associations and trade unions advising their members not to take up these appointments, which is unfortunate?