§ 22. Lieut.-Colonel McDONNELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of qualified medical officers allowed for in the establishments of the West African Crown Colonies and East African Crown Colonies and Protectorates respectively; whether all the positions are filled; and, if not, what is the number under authorised establishment strength?
§ Mr. AMERY
The Estimates of the four West African Colonies provide for a total of 246 qualified medical officers. There are at present 32 vacancies after allowing for selected candidates at present under instruction in tropical medicine. In the East African Medical Service, which includes the medical staff of Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland, Zanzibar, Somali-land and Tanganyika, the authorised strength is 152. There are seven posts unfilled. The medical department of Northern Rhodesia has an establishment of 13 medical officers, and there is one vacancy at present.