Directorate of Overseas Surveys

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st February 1977.

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Photo of Mr John Tomlinson Mr John Tomlinson , Meriden 12:00 am, 21st February 1977

I regret the delay and I do not underestimate the problems facing the staff of DOS and their families during this prolonged period of uncertainty. I repeat the undertaking that more information will be available as soon as all the considerations have been gone into. I recognise the special problems on both sides of the question. It is for that reason, and because the DOS is a difficult case, that we are taking another look at the position.