HC Deb 18 February 1942 vol 377 c1778
16. Dr. Morgan

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the invaluable nursing work done for years in the leper institutions in Trinidad by self-sacrificing nuns, among whom the reverend matron has been conspicuous for her work and for good administration; and whether official recognition or reward will be granted to these workers?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

My Noble Friend is aware of the valuable and self-sacrificing work done by the nuns in the Leper Settlement of Trinidad, and I am sure the Trinidad Government gratefully recognises its debt to them on this account.

Dr. Morgan

Will it not be better—as the principle is so well recognised—to give these institutions official recognition rather than lawyers and vested interests?