§ Mr. Wall
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (1) what reply he has received from the Ghana Government about the increased income tax now being levied on overseas pensions;
(2) what further action he is taking to remedy the cuts in pensions of British overseas civil servants caused by the recent tax increases brought into force by the Ghana Government.
I have been asked to reply.
Following the representations made by the British High Commissioner to the Ghana Government on the effect of the increased income tax now being levied on the pensions of former overseas officers, discussions are proceeding with the Ghana authorities with a view to affording relief to these pensioners.