§ Mr. Marten
asked the Minister of Overseas Development, whether there is any difference between the terms of service and payment offered for the post of surgeon at Montserrat Hospital for a United Kingdom-based applicant and a Jamaican-based applicant, respectively; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Oram
A surgeon recruited from the United Kingdom and designated under the Overseas Service (Montserrat) Agreement, 1961 would receive inducement pay and the terms of service appropriate to expatriate officers. A surgeon recruited from Jamaica would enjoy the salary and terms of service appropriate to local officers. This is because it has been agreed with West Indian Governments that officers recruited in, originating from or resident in one of the West Indian islands should not be regarded as expatriate for the purpose of the Overseas Service Aid Scheme.