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Nursing Service

Volume 388: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will inquire into the wages, hours of work and conditions of nurses in British Guiana; whether any steps will be taken to reduce the excessive hours now being worked; and whether a superannuation scheme for nurses is in operation?

I have no special information on these points but, if the hon. Member will let me know the particular points in which he is interested, I will ask the Governor for the information.

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman also ask for a report regarding the general condition of nursing services in British Guiana, in view of the disquiet that exists, the long hours that are worked, and the conditions that prevail?

It is in order to prevent our having to ask, in the great stress under which Colonial Governments are working, for a general report, that I would like to consult with the hon. Member as to the particular points on which he wants information.