HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 c744W
Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the report of the Cyprus trade union delegation on the Leper Institution at Nicosia, stating that there is inadequate hospital and medical staff, insufficient supplies of sera, baths and other medical necessities, rice, oranges, eggs and milk; insufficient cash allowances to feed and clothe patients; that blind leprous patients suffer plagues of flies through absence of swing doors; that the guards put patients to hard labour and sell them food and other essentials at black market prices; that there is no electric light, the cinema is used as a store and patients are not allowed to have a representative committee to put forward their requests and complaints; and what action he is taking in the matter?

Mr. Emrys-Evans

The Governor of Cyprus has been asked for a report on this subject and I have no doubt that my right hon. Friend will communicate with the hon. and learned Member when the Governor's report is available.