HC Deb 13 June 1956 vol 554 cc573-4
28. Mrs. White

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the minimum salary payable to teachers and nurses in Tanganyika.

Mr. Hare

The minimum basic salary payable to both teachers and nurses in the Government Service is £108 per annum plus a cost of living allowance of 10 per cent. Both classes are on a salary scale rising to £318 per annum subject to certain efficiency tests.

Mrs. White

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied with the fact that these people might not qualify for the franchise under the proposals that are now being discussed in Tanganyika? Does he not think that people such as teachers and nurses should be responsible electors?

Mr. Hare

It is very difficult to answer the hon. Lady's question. It is hard to assess actually how many would qualify. She will know that there are two methods by which they qualify. One is by having education up to standard XII or its equivalent, and the other is having an income of not less than £200 per annum.

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