§ 19. Mr. C. Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what salary is paid to the Senior Medical Officer for St. Helena.
§ Mr. Hughes
Are there not difficulties in getting an experienced surgeon for this remote island? Has not the salary something to do with it? Will the right hon. Gentleman consider giving a higher starting salary to doctors who go there?
§ Mr. Macleod
I think that the salary has something to do with it. It was less than half this figure about two or three years ago. I believe that it is as a result of the offer of this amount that we have attracted a suitable candidate. I hope that he will go to the Colony early next year.