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Volume 640: debated on Monday 8 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in the recruitment of doctors for service in Tanganyika during the last two years.

In 1959 the Government of Tanganyika asked for two doctors to be recruited and this request was met. In 1960 the Government of Tanganyika asked for five doctors. These doctors have also been obtained though in the case of four of them the formalities of recruitment have not yet been completed.Further requests for 19 doctors were received on 5th and 27th April of this year and these vacancies have been advertised.