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Seychelles (Venereal Disease)

Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 2 June 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the widespread prostitution and prevalence of venereal disease in Seychelles; what steps are being taken to remove the causes and effect the requisite cures of these diseases; and whether propaganda is being conducted for the enlightenment of the population in these matters?

I am at present awaiting a report from the Governor of Seychelles on these matters, and I hope to be in a position to furnish my hon. Friend with the information he desires very shortly.

Is the Minister aware that there is urgent need for additional doctors and treatment centres in the Seychelles?

It is just that sort of thing I am hoping to hear about from the Governor.