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Medical Officers' Salaries

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which Colonies pay their medical staff solely on qualifications and experience; and in which Colonies the rates of pay vary on grounds of race and colour.

In most Colonies Government medical officers, like other civil servants, are paid at uniform rates according to qualifications and experience, and irrespective of race or colour. In some Colonies expatriation pay is given in addition to basic salary to officers who do not belong to the Colony. In East and Central Africa there is no expatriation pay, but there are separate salary schemes for European, Asian and African civil servants. No exception to this arrangement is made in regard to medical staff.