Memorandum submitted by the Diplomatic
Service Families Association
1. Thank you for your letter inviting the
Diplomatic Service Families Association to submit matters of current
interest and concern to the Foreign Affairs Committee.
2. The DSFA represents the interests of
about 5,000 members world-wide. We provide practical help to the
families of DS Officers and are a collective voice when approaching
the DS Administration over matters that affect our members.
3. Matters that most concern the DSFA at
present relate to personal pensions for spouses, satisfying employment
for spouses and education for the peripatetic DS children.
4. In these and other matters we work closely
with the DS Administration to find solutions for our members.
23 April 2001